ERIC Number: EJ1037373
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Publication Date: 2014-Jul
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Science 101: Why Are Hippos Unguligrades?
Science and Children, v51 n9 p66-67 Jul 2014
In this article, Bill Robinson describes the three main classifications of gait for animals: (1) Plantigrade--animals that walk on their entire foot; (2) Digitigrade--animals that walk on their "toes"; and (3) Unguligrade--animals that walk on the tips of their toes or hooves. Robinson explains each gait in great detail, but leaves his audience with the mystery of not answering the title's question.
Descriptors: Animals, Classification, Program Descriptions, Science Activities, Physical Activities, Animal Behavior
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