France: Study Says Pigeons Lose Toe Due to Human Hair

  • A team of researchers in France found out the real reason behind pigeons' losing toes. Earlier, the researchers thought the reason to be some form of infection which causes due to urban civilisation, however, it is actually human hair which is the culprit behind. They believe that "toe mutilation tended to increase with the density of hairdressers" - which suggests the birds often get entangled in human hair which causes mutilation. The study was issued in the journal Biological Conservation.

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