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New science and amazing demonstrations explain the bizarre, the brilliant and the most mind-blowing animal behaviors.

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A look at how dogs detect underwater targets, what makes ostriches nature's best marathon runners, how sloths spend so much time upside down without passing out, and can a pelican bill really hold more than his belly can.
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A look at how anteaters slurp up so many ants, why beavers build dams, how canines stay cool, why humpback whales sing, and why dung beetles do what they do.
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A look at how woodpeckers avoid concussions, why giraffes' tongues are black, how ants can survive a flood, and how octopuses squeeze into tiny spaces.
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A look at how fish take a bath, how polar bears stay warm, is a pet pup smarter than a wolf, how spiders float in the air for hundreds of miles.
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A look at why dogs tilt their heads, how massive humpback whales propel themselves into the air, do hippos sweat blood, why animals swarm, and why spiders jump out of their skin.
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A look at how thousands of bats take to the air without colliding, do mice really love cheese, how cats jump so high, and why manatees so gassy.
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A look at what dog barks actually mean; why sloths turn green; who the best jumper in the animal kingdom is; how sea turtles find their way back home; how diving beetles spend so long underwater.
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A look at why dogs bury bones; can elephants detect bombs; why birds sing in the morning; how sea lions are able to catch fish in the deep waters; what makes seahorses virtually indestructible.
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A look at how kangaroo moms churn out so many joeys; why spiders don't get stuck in their own webs; how foxes find water in the desert; what the secret is to the chameleon's perfect strike rate.
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A look at how dogs know when someone is sick; why octopuses have blue blood; which animal makes the most amazing nest; exploring whether elephants really never forget; how cicadas make so much noise.
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A look at how hamsters stuff so much into their cheeks; why camels have humps; exploring whether alligators have a secret supersense; why pigeon wings are so noisy.
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A look at how sheep dogs wrangle sheep; why moths are attracted to flames; why turtles cry; why sea otters bond with stones; why roosters crow before dawn.
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A look at how dogs tell the time; the power behind a mantis shrimp's punch; the secret behind the kangaroo's hop; why honeybees die after they sting; why vultures fly in circles.
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A look at why cows are always chewing; exploring if rhinos have a sensitive side; what's the loudest animal on earth; why star-nosed moles have such weird noses; why rattlesnakes release their prey.
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A look at how cats always land on their feet; how butterflies create their beautiful wings; how tiny hummingbirds fly in the rain; a subterranean mammal may hold the secret to longevity.
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How squirrels find their nuts; how bees make honey; why some cobras spit; whether alligators are music lovers; whether a bug can survive in space.
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The intelligence of dolphins; how hyenas eat every last scrap of their dinner; how geckos defy gravity; how leeches suck blood; why some cats are afraid of water and others love it.
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How the blue whale became the biggest animal ever; why elephants have trunks; why ladybugs have spots; why some animals live a long time; why cats purr.
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How cats detect earthquakes; how owls hunt in total darkness; how cheetahs accelerate more quickly than a car; how sea otters keep warm in icy waters; how ants heal their wounded.
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What a dog's tail wag means; the cleverness of cockatoos; zebras' black and white stripes; the secret behind a crocodile's powerful jaws; how chameleons change color.
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How hummingbirds fly backwards; an investigation into whether cockroaches will survive the apocalypse; how dogs know when people are sad; the hagfish.

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