Why Do Kangaroos Bounce? Biologists have never understood how a kangaroo, which is so big, can be so springy. The BBC reports scientists are using infrared motion-capture technology to find the answer.
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Why Do Kangaroos Bounce?

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Why Do Kangaroos Bounce?

Why Do Kangaroos Bounce?

Why Do Kangaroos Bounce?

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Biologists have never understood how a kangaroo, which is so big, can be so springy. The BBC reports scientists are using infrared motion-capture technology to find the answer.

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