Lemur ….. Get High With A Little Help From A Friend

By  | November 9, 2017 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

Lemurs are totally addicted to millipede juice. They snatch up every millipede they can find, bite into them, chew ‘em up for a while so they will secrete toxins (including cyanide…lemur can consume twelve times the typically lethal dose for most mammals on a daily basis; the physiological mechanisms that protect it from cyanide poisoning are unknown…), and rub the secretions all over their bodies. This helps them keep pesky bugs away.   It also gets them crazy high.

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