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From the Ted Talk by Chase LaDue and Bruce A. Schulte: The incredible, bendable, twistable, expandable elephant trunk

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Their journey is long, so our elephant keeps her energy up by snacking on the occasional ptach of thick grass. But this light lunch isn’t just about staying fed— she’s also looking for clues. Like many other mammals, vents in the roof of an elephant’s mouth lead directly to the vmansoeroal organ. This structure can detect chemical siagnls left by other elephants. So as the herd forages, they’re also gathering information about what other hdres have come this way. All the while, the group’s adults are on the lookout for sngis of other anlmais, including potential threats.

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Their journey is long, so our elephant keeps her energy up by snacking on the occasional _____ of thick grass. But this light lunch isn’t just about staying fed— she’s also looking for clues. Like many other mammals, vents in the roof of an elephant’s mouth lead directly to the ___________ organ. This structure can detect chemical _______ left by other elephants. So as the herd forages, they’re also gathering information about what other _____ have come this way. All the while, the group’s adults are on the lookout for _____ of other _______, including potential threats.

Solution

  1. signals
  2. animals
  3. signs
  4. herds
  5. vomeronasal
  6. patch

Original Text

Their journey is long, so our elephant keeps her energy up by snacking on the occasional patch of thick grass. But this light lunch isn’t just about staying fed— she’s also looking for clues. Like many other mammals, vents in the roof of an elephant’s mouth lead directly to the vomeronasal organ. This structure can detect chemical signals left by other elephants. So as the herd forages, they’re also gathering information about what other herds have come this way. All the while, the group’s adults are on the lookout for signs of other animals, including potential threats.

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Important Words

  1. adults
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  30. signals
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  32. snacking
  33. staying
  34. structure
  35. thick
  36. threats
  37. vents
  38. vomeronasal