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Rhinos' feet tested to see how they support heavy loads

Rhinos are one of the heaviest land animals but one thing still puzzles scientists: How do they carry this weight on their stumpy little feet?

Now a team from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is trying to answer this.

Here, Prof John Hutchinson explains how rhinos at Colchester Zoo have been trained to walk across a hi-tech track that is packed full of sensors, in a bid to find out more about their feet.

  • 10 Jan 2012
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