Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Hop, skip, run, leap: Unpredictability boosts survival for bipedal desert rodents


Date: September 5, 2017
Source: University of Michigan

Summary:
Sometimes it pays to be unpredictable. A new study shows that when bipedal desert rodents called jerboas are being chased, sudden changes in direction, gait and speed help them elude hungry predators and likely give them a competitive edge over their quadrupedal neighbors.


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