Rhinoceroses' relatively tiny feet carry heavy load

01/9/2012 | BBC

In an effort to understand how rhinoceroses can manage their massive weight on relatively small feet with rigid toes, scientists are studying the animals' gait with specialized force plates at the Colchester Zoo in England. The researchers hope to better understand the anatomy and physiology of rhinos' feet in order to treat medical conditions that arise in captive animals.

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