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Wild Inside the National Zoo: SEASON 2: EPISODE 6

Secrets of Animal Communication

At Smithsonian's National Zoo, human-animal communication occurs in surprising and vital ways. First, meet an elderly sloth bear who's learned to cooperate with his caretakers during blood pressure tests and spends time indulging in his favorite form of creative expression: painting. Then, a caretaker for a lesser kudu shows us how she's established a bond with such a timid creature and how reading body language helps her more effectively care for him.