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Subject: how do elephants + giraffes get their vitamin B12?

Date: Tue Jul 31 13:07:47 2007
Posted by Sue
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we need vitamin b12 to survive, but as it's only available in foods of animal 
origin, how do grazing animals such as zebra, etc, get their allocation?  As 
they're mammals the same as us I assume they need it too.  If not, why not?  
Many thanks, Sue

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