It's Bathtime! Animals and Their Unique Bathing Rituals, in Stunning Photos (Slideshow)


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Just because tigers, monkeys, and birds don't roll out of bed, jump in the shower, and turn on the tap, doesn't mean they don't have serious and involved ways to get clean. Bathing has been a central ritual of human civilizations for nearly all of recorded history but many animals, too, need to bathe to maintain hygiene and body temperature.

Several species of birds and mammals exhibit the behavior but—while functionally very similar—animal bathing often takes a radically different form.

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