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Cheeky Biologists Tweet Photos Of Animals’ Butts With Hashtag #WildBum

Get ready to howl at the moons.

Who knew biologists get so much booty?

Apparently one of the problems that scientists encounter while trying to study wildlife is the occasional photo of an animal’s butt.

“For each decent photo there will be dozens, sometimes hundreds of misses -- and a lot of them are bum shots,” Gabriela, a 26-year-old biologist from the University of Edinburgh, told BuzzFeed News.

Although it is a fairly common occurrence, no one ever expressed how much can they capture on camera until Gabriela, who would like to keep her last name anonymous, noticed a bunch of elephant badonkadonk fellow biologist Anne Hilborn was posting on Twitter:

That’s when Gabriela got an idea.

“I thought ‘Wait a minute I have a great bum-photo,’” Gabriela wrote on her blog, Amidst Science. “A photo of a Musk duck displaying and showing off his bum to the ladies.” She posted the picture along with the hashtag #WildBum:

Since Hilborn has a network of over 4,000 followers, it didn’t take long for the heinie-centric hashtag to catch on.

Biologists began sharing their favorite shots of spiky, feathery, fuzzy and scaly cabooses with the hashtag #WildBum.

“Biologists love a good laugh and finally there is use for all those less-than-perfect shots,” Gabriela wrote on her blog. “Moral of the story: always keep some bum photos to hand!”

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