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parrotlet

The biomechanics of parrotlet hops has implications for better understanding the evolution of flight and could help engineers design better flight robots.

flamingos

A LEG TO STAND ON  Scientists have tackled the question of how a biggish bird can balance, and apparently nap, on just one skinny leg.

baby orangutan

MOM’S A CHAMP  This baby orangutan could guzzle its mom’s milk for more than eight years, the longest of any wild mammal on record.

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