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Close-Up View of a Red Kangaroo

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Kangaroos' legs cannot move independently of one another, so they must hop everywhere. They can reach speeds over 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour and bound 25 feet (8 meters) in a single leap.
Photograph by Anne Keiser

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