Cat Poop Parasite Known for Driving Rats Crazy, Now Infecting Beluga Whales

No one likes cat poop, and now, unfortunately, no species can seem to escape the icky substance.

According to Live Science, a recent study published in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, which tested the hearts and brains of 34 dead beluga whales from the waters near Canada’s St. Lawrence Estuary, found that 15 whales were infected with Toxoplasma gondii at the time of their death.

Toxoplasma gondii or T. gondii is a parasite that causes a disease called toxoplasmosis....

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