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Comparison of Gaits of Selected Carnivores & Herbivores

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The movie shows herbivore gaits (horse & antelope) and carnivore gaits (lion, leopard, & dog).

Notice that the carnivore trunk is much more flexible than that of the herbivore. Through trunk action, the carnivore is able to physiologically extend its stride length beyond its mere anatomical range.


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