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Natural Air Conditioning

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Mule Deer on a hot day - by Larry Halverson

Mule Deer’s ears act like radiators.


Their warm blood is circulated up to the ears, where it is cooled by air passing over the blood vessels, then recirculates the cooled blood back to the deer’s body, acting as a natural air conditioning system.