Kangaroo Hopping Video


A kangaroo has very strong hind legs and large feet specially designed for hopping. It is the only large animal that uses this method of locomotion. Using this method of locomotion a Red Kangaroo, for example, usually hops at a speed of about 20-25 km/h. It can also speed away at over 70km/h and leap over 3 meter obstacles when required. A single hop from a kangaroo can cover up to 8 meters! A human stride is only about 1 meter. Even an elephant can only manage about 2.5 meters.

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