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Treasured map: illustrations lend magic to Saturday Live

Treasured map: illustrations lend magic to Saturday Live

It takes an entire village to educate a child, goes the original slogan for Saturday Live.

September 26, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Outdoors just for kids 9-25-14

Outdoors just for kids 9-25-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Grizzly bears have a ferocious appetite

Outdoors just for kids: Grizzly bears have a ferocious appetite

Grizzly bears that live in Yellowstone National Park can get big. Males can weigh up to 700 pounds and that’s equal to the weight of two big pro football players. Female grizzly bears typically weigh between 200 to 400 pounds.

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Outdoors just for kids: Taking the mystery out of double rainbows

Outdoors just for kids: Taking the mystery out of double rainbows

It seems like I have seen a lot more double rainbows this summer. I wondered why.

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Outdoors just for kids 9-18-14

Outdoors just for kids 9-18-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Thunder and lightning, very, very frightening

Outdoors just for kids: Thunder and lightning, very, very frightening

Last week there was a noisy rainstorm that came through Billings. There was a lot of thunder and lightning in the storm, making loud booms and flashes of bright white light. Maybe you saw it, too.

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Outdoors just for kids 9-11-14

Outdoors just for kids 9-11-14

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Outdoors just for kids 9-4-14

Outdoors just for kids 9-4-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Snakey fish can live out of water

Outdoors just for kids: Snakey fish can live out of water

The next time you go fishing from the bank, think about this: some fish can survive out of the water and can actually move across the land.

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Outdoors just for kids 8-28-14

Outdoors just for kids 8-28-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Bears will do anything for a donut

Outdoors just for kids: Bears will do anything for a donut

Bears are smart, and when there is a chance that they may get food – like figuring out how to break into a car – they are very creative and will keep trying and trying if not scared away.

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Outdoors just for kids: Great white sharks can get very, very old

Outdoors just for kids: Great white sharks can get very, very old

Great white sharks don’t use canes or wheelchairs, but recent research has shown that some of the fish are as old as your grandpa or grandma.

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Outdoors just for kids 8-21-14

Outdoors just for kids 8-21-14

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Outdoors just for kids 8-14-14

Outdoors just for kids 8-14-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Kangaroo’s tail acts like 5th leg

Outdoors just for kids: Kangaroo’s tail acts like 5th leg

Can you imagine a kangaroo hanging by its tail from a tree branch?

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Outdoors just for kids 8-7-14

Outdoors just for kids 8-7-14

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Outdoors just for kids: Octopus’s eggs take almost 4.5 years to hatch

Outdoors just for kids: Octopus’s eggs take almost 4.5 years to hatch

Some egg-laying mothers have to be pretty patient. That’s because it can take days and days before the eggs hatch.

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Outdoors just for kids: Animals have different ways to beat summer heat

Outdoors just for kids: Animals have different ways to beat summer heat

Amphibians, like boreal chorus frogs and tiger salamanders, need to keep their skin moist and cool. That can be hard to do during summer on the hot, dry prairie of central and Eastern Montana.

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