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20 Clever Ways That Deer Survive The Winter

Deer are one of the most critical species in North America, and they have adapted well to survive winter. Deer have thick, oily fur which repels snow and rain, and their footpads harden in winter. Caribou can change the temperature of their legs to low levels so that they retain body heat. Deer will seek …

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How Have Bighorn Sheep Adapted to Their Environment?

On a recent trip to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, I saw a large herd of desert bighorns.  I was amazed by how they had adapted to their surroundings as they climbed the cliffs. The horns on bighorn sheep are helpful for protection from predators and are used to get into plants such as cacti.  Bighorn …

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Where To See Bighorn Sheep In North America

Bighorn sheep are one of my favorite mammals in North America, but the bighorn sheep population was once in decline.  Due to reintroduction by many states, the bighorn is now found in quite a few areas in North America. The Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are found in the cooler mountainous ranges from …

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