Date: July 1, 2014 Source: University of Colorado at Boulder Summary: Kangaroos may be nature's best hoppers. But when they are grazing on all fours, which is most of the time, their tail becomes a powerful fifth leg, says a new study. It turns out that kangaroo tails provide as much propulsive force as their front and hind legs combined as they eat their way across the landscape....Read More...

Date: July 1, 2014 Source: University of Colorado at Boulder Summary: Kangaroos may be nature's best hoppers. But when they are grazing on all fours, which is most of the time, their tail becomes a powerful fifth leg, says a new study. It turns out that kangaroo tails provide as much propulsive force as their front and hind legs combined as they eat their way across the landscape....Read More...

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Study found kangaroos depend on their tail not for balance or as a kind of crutch to lean on, but as a muscular, very important fifth leg.

Study found kangaroos depend on their tail not for balance or as a kind of crutch to lean on, but as a muscular, very important fifth leg.

@Jess Kontz Im going to need this kangaroo tail immediately!

@Jess Kontz Im going to need this kangaroo tail immediately!

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Tree Kangaroo, never knew this existed! It looks like a tiny bear head on a fat cat body:)
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Tripodero- lumberjack folklore: a creature with two telescopic legs that could extend and retract. It stored mud in its cheeks so that it could shoot mud pellets from its snout of a head. It used its kangaroo tail as a stabilizer when its legs were fully extended like a tripod. When legs were retracted it could move pretty quickly through the bush

Tripodero- lumberjack folklore: a creature with two telescopic legs that could extend and retract. It stored mud in its cheeks so that it could shoot mud pellets from its snout of a head. It used its kangaroo tail as a stabilizer when its legs were fully extended like a tripod. When legs were retracted it could move pretty quickly through the bush

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