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Red Kangaroo Leg, Articulated
KO-522 $482.00

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The red kangaroo is the largest living marsupial and lives in the central part of Australia. They are powerfully built animals with short forelimbs, long hindlimbs and a muscular tail. Their hindquarters are highly specialized. The 2nd and 3rd toes are fused and used for grooming, while the large 4th toe aids in their locomotion. Kangaroos are known for their unique mode of saltatorial locomotion (hopping on four limbs), called ricochetal locomotion (hopping only on hindlimbs). While this is an energy efficient mode of locomotion for a kangaroo, there is instability in the body during the hopping phase. This is where their massive tail plays a key role. During bipedal hopping, the hind legs swing backwards as the massive tail swings forward acting as a counterweight and provides the kangaroo with stability during the hop. These impressive animals can cover 9 meters in one hop and reach speeds up to 40mph. This set provides a unique teaching tool when discussing the various modes of locomotion within the animal kingdom.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Macropus rufus KO-522 44" L, extended fully (112 cm) $482.00
TOTAL 482.00