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Evolution Canyon

Caption: The south-facing slope of "Evolution Canyon" is tropical and may receive eight times as much sun, while the north-facing slope is darker, like a European forest. Animals adapt depending on whether they live on the drier, hotter side of the canyon, or the more humid, cooler side.

Credit: Institute of Evolution, Haifa University

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