Local springhare is top hopper

13 September 2020 - 00:08

Australians may think the kangaroo is the world champion for hopping on its back feet, but new research suggests the title really belongs to a small South African rodent.

A study in the Journal of Anatomy says "the diminutive springhare is a bit better at hopping than its more famous Australian counterpart, the kangaroo, at least when it comes to muscle-tendon design, and implications for fast and accelerative hopping"...

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