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20 Clever Ways That Deer Survive Winter

Deer are one of the most critical species in all of North America. Forests are their primary habitat, 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 lower the temperature of their legs to low levels so that …

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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 ascended the cliff faces. The horns on bighorn sheep are useful for protection from predators and are also used to get into difficult plants such …

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