January–February 2024

Young Naturalists

Super Senses

Some animals have astounding abilities when it comes to seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, or feeling the world around them.

Mary Hoff

Imagine being able to spot a rabbit 2 miles away or to catch the scent of a pizza from a distance 10 times that. How about having the power to hear with your legs or feel the electricity a flower gives off?

Many animals can use sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste in a way that far exceeds our own. They use these “super senses” to locate food, find their way around, communicate with each other, and more. Let’s explore some of these amazing abilities animals use to learn about the world around them!

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