Wild Moves: Red Kangaroos

Season 1: Episode 2

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Thanks to its athletic prowess, the effortless exertions of the red kangaroo boggle the mind. It's all due to a finely-honed combination of powerful upper thigh muscles, incredibly elastic tendons and a specialized middle toe that’s part launchpad, part landing pad. But it’s only when you watch it in super-slow motion that you appreciate its biomechanical artistry--it’s a study in efficient motion, made all the more impressive when accomplished by such a large mammal.