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Elephants Have 2,000 Genes for Smell—Most Ever Found

The large mammals have 2,000 genes related to smell, the most ever discovered in an animal, a new study says.

Your Weird Animal Questions Answered: Animal Anatomy

Does a narwhal use its tusk in defense? Is a dog’s nose really supposed to be cold and wet? Learn more about animal anatomy in this week’s column.

5 Animals With Weird Noses

After falling in love with the newly rediscovered Pinocchio lizard, we looked up noses of some other animals with ornate schnozzes.