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Wild Science: Turkey Vultures

The turkey vulture is supremely adapted for eating only dead things.

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Wild Science: The California Sea Lion

Wild Science headed to the Indianapolis Zoo to learn more about California Sea Lions.

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Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

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Why You Can’t Knock Down a Clown

Remember those inflatable clowns that stood about three feet high and had big red noses, meant for punching? Hit the clown as hard as you could, right back up.

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Haven’t We Met?

If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?

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How Do You Make A Diet-Coke Float?

Here is an at home experiment you can try! Learn about molecular density!

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Wild Science: Timber Rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes are an important component of our ecosystem, but are also potentially dangerous to humans.

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Wild Science: Opossums

They may look gross and scary, but that's just them playing "opossum." We visit Wildcare Inc., to find out more about the "garbage collector of the forest."

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American Columbo

The American Columbo plant doesn't flower until close to its 30th birthday, and then it promptly gives up the ghost.

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Wild Science: Poison Ivy

Poison ivy can quickly turn your relaxing nature hike into a painfully itchy affair! Learn more about this toxic plant and how to steer clear of its path.

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