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mountain goat

Mountain goats can climb cliffs that are inaccessible to most other creatures. They accomplish that feat with the help of big muscles in their neck and shoulders.

Pacific parrotlet in laser goggles

SAFETY FIRST To study the air flow produced when birds fly, scientists trained a Pacific parrotlet named Obi (above) to fly through laser light. To protect the bird’s eyes, custom-made laser goggles were a necessary precaution.

Manogea spider

SPIDER DAD OF THE YEAR  The small Manogea males buck the trend among spiderkind, giving up their solitary ways to stay near their offspring and fight off attackers.

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