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Springs, Bows, and Gears: Amazing Animal Jumpers

We’re pretty good at moving around in the world, but there are some animals that have efficient mechanisms that allow them to leap and bound wherever they go. Gears, bows, and springs allow these animals to be amazing jumpers.

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Sources:
Kangaroo “springs”

Locust “bows”

Planthopper “gears”

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Kangaroo:
Juvenile Planthopper Nymph:
Planthopper Nymph: