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Of Mice and Men (and Monkeys, Snakes, Crows...)

Two new public television shows explore the connection between our species and the rest of the animal kingdom, with surprising results. 

By Gemma TarlachMar 24, 2014 12:00 PM
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Neil Shubin, author and host of Your Inner Fish, shows off a model and cast of Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million year-old “fishapod.” | John Weinstein/The Field Museum of Natural History

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Lloyd Buck and a puzzle-solving crow help viewers get “Inside Animal Minds.” | NOVA/PBS Pressroom

Inside Animal Minds PBS, 9 p.m. EDT April 9, 16 and 23

NOVA’s three-part “Inside Animal Minds” melds the latest research on animal cognition with in-the-field profiles of some amazing critters, such as a bird whose problem-solving skills are something to crow about.

Neil Shubin, author and host of Your Inner Fish, shows off a model and cast of Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million year-old “fishapod.” | John Weinstein/The Field Museum of Natural History

Your Inner Fish

PBS, 10 p.m. EDT April 9, 16 and 23

Based on a popular book of the same name by paleontologist Neil Shubin, the three-part series Your Inner Fish traces our often unexpected evolutionary connections with other species, including reptiles and shrews.

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