It wasn’t the parakeet. But it might have been the chimpanzee.
If you’re not sure which animal dealt what you smelt, check the database. Biologists (and a few pet owners) from around the world have been collaborating on a Google spreadsheet over the past week that lists which animals pass gas and which don’t.
To some biologists, flatulence is serious science.
The effort started after an inquiry from a researcher with the Zoological Society of London. Dani Rabaiotti told the story to As It Happens guest host Helen Mann.