Photos: Kangaroos Use Tails to Walk

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Credit: Heather More, Simon Fraser University
Kangaroos walk using all four limbs and their tails more often than they hop on their hind legs, and new research published July 1, 2014 in the journal…Read More »

Biology Letters finds that their tails actually act as a fifth leg. Here, an illustration of the kangaroo's fore limb, hind limb and tail bones. [Read More: Kangaroos Use Tails as Extra Legs] TKTK   Less «
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