Researchers studying the makeup of tears from various species have discovered that humans, reptiles, and birds have similar tears. 

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The research could lead to new treatments for veterinary use.
The levels of certain electrolytes in tears are very similar across our various species.

Humans are unique creatures in many ways. We have highly advanced cognitive abilities and our brains have allowed us to perform stunning feats (and plenty of terrible things, too). Still, we're just animals, and that means we share things with other animals that are sometimes shocking.

In a new study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, researchers reveal that birds and reptiles are incredibly similar to humans in one surprising way: our tears. As the scientists explain, the makeup of human tears closely mimics that of species of reptiles including crocodilians and birds like parrots.

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