Kangaroo five legs: Video study shows kangaroos use their tails as another leg.

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Five Legs Are Better Than Four

The surprising utility of the kangaroo’s tail.

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The graceful hop may be the kangaroo’s signature move, but it turns out they spend more time on all fours—or, perhaps, on all fives.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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