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Giraffes are a tall, heavy animals weighing approximately 2,200 pounds with long, thin legs. So what keeps their legs from collapsing under their enormous weight?
Scientists say that the 360-million-year-old animal that was first to have moved around on land did not do so using four legs.
According to a study recently published in the science journal Science, elephants have a sixth toe, a previously unknown and underrated digit that is critical in helping the enormous mammals ambulate.
Researchers said on Wednesday that the Tyrannosaurus rex grew faster and weighed more than previously thought.
A team of researchers are attempting to uncover the precise details of how kangaroos bounce.
Scientists said on Tuesday that elephants' legs work like a four-wheel drive vehicle, making them unique in the animal kingdom.
No workable flying machines have ever looked particularly similar to nature's fliers, and today there is little comparison between a top of the range military chopper and the humble bumblebee, despite similar flight patterns.
Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers who regularly eat processed fatty foods could be putting their child at an increased risk of developing long-lasting health conditions, according to recent research involving animals.
Scientists have developed a technique which can be used to reveal the strength of bones, allowing doctors to more accurately estimate the risk of bone fracture.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.