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Springhare fur can glow pink, red and orange

The fur of African rodents known as springhares fluoresces in patches of red, pink and orange, among the first placental mammals known to do this, according to findings reported in Scientific Reports. The colorful glow under ultraviolet light is caused by porphyrin in the fiber of the springhares' fur, and appears mostly in the area of the head, hindquarters, legs and tails.

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