Study finds animals can use muscle as an internal water source

A new study shows for the first time that animals may be able to use their own muscles to get water when it's not available. The study investigated the effects of water deprivation on the reproductive efforts of female Children's pythons, a medium-sized snake that reproduces during the dry season in Australia, where natural water sources are extremely limited. The study's researchers found that muscles play an important role in providing water to the body when none is available.

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