The Mountain Lion
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Despite its pussycat appearance when seen in repose, the bobcat is quite fierce and is equipped to kill animals as large as deer. However, food habit studies have shown bobcats subsist on a diet of rabbits, ground squirrels, mice, pocket gophers and wood rats. Join us as we watch this sleepy bobcat show his teeth.
The Gray Fox
The Gray Fox is the only member of the dog family that can climb trees, usually to seek refuge or in search of roosting birds. It can reach a speed of 28 mph for short distances. Here two gray foxes drink from a water hole in the Mojave Desert.
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The park's most famous cave, Carlsbad Cavern, is over 1,000 feet deep, contains 30 miles of mapped passages and the largest underground chamber in the U.S. View formations of stalagmites, stalactites, and columns as well as the evening flight of Mexican free-tailed bats from the entrance of the Cavern.
The ubiquitous coyote originally ranged primarily in the southwest corner of the US, but it has adapted readily to the changes caused by human occupation and, in the past 200 years, has been steadily extending its range.
The honeybee begins its life as a pinhead-sized egg, one of 1500 to 2000 laid by the queen of the hive during the course of a typical late-winter or early-spring day. It and its siblings each occupy private, adjoining, six-sided cells that, collectively, serve as the nursery and the honeycomb of the hive.