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Every morning, a huge flock of these beautiful birds visits us on their daily journey around the canyon. They have very specially adapted noses. What is so special about them?

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I photographed this Mule Deer at Bryce Canyon National Park. What is this deer doing that mice and horses can, but pigs, cats, dogs, raccoons, and many other animals can't?

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The Common Raven is often a scavenger, but its beak is not strong enough to tear through the thick hide of a winter-killed deer. What clever trick does it often use to get at the nutritious flesh inside?

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What role does this cute little creature play in the life cycle of a valuable fungus?

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In many parts of the world, pigs are used to locate truffles. Dogs can be trained to find truffles, but pigs find them with no training at all. Why are pigs so good at finding them?

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We have discussed in the past that butterflies taste with their feet, and hear sounds with their wings. How do they smell?

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I was recently sick, with a headache, sore throat, and a fever. Why do we get fevers?

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I took this shot at Rattlesnake Springs in New Mexico. Although it was nearly 10:00 AM on this cloudy day, hundreds of vultures where still roosting in the trees. What were they waiting for?

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The Cheetah is the world's fastest land animal. What is the second fastest land animal?

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