Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards...

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Offline Alandriel

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Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards...
« on: 26/11/2007 22:10:58 »
..... so I'm told   [::)]  [;D]



                                  and why ever not ?????

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« Reply #1 on: 26/11/2007 23:08:10 »
I believe Emus can but not very well !!

I for one have witnessed first hand an ostrich walking backwards...

In fact...this is the reason why kangaroos are Australias national animal.....as a  metaphor/symbol for Australias indomitable will to move forwards only !

...at least I think it's their national animal...or is it the Koala !! ?
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« Reply #2 on: 27/11/2007 06:54:19 »
Kangaroos can certainly move backwards while fighting, so it seems likely that they can walk backwards too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEDq0SAYW44
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« Reply #3 on: 27/11/2007 15:18:13 »
Wow That was cool. Do they do that a lot and is it friendly play or defending their place in the authority of things!

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« Reply #4 on: 27/11/2007 16:41:55 »
Kangaroos can certainly move backwards while fighting, so it seems likely that they can walk backwards too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEDq0SAYW44

Yiikes!!!!
But you know what? It strikes me that they just push and shove each another; not exactly walking/moving backwards per se - if you get my meaning.

Australia's national animal  ? well, that turned out to be an interesting one. I guess they could not decide LOL  [;D]
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Australia State State Animals
Western Australia:  Numbat , Black Swan 
South Australia: Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Leafy sea dragon , Piping Shrike (unofficial) 
Victoria: Leadbeater's Possum  , Weedy Seadragon  , Helmeted Honeyeater 
Tasmania : Tasmanian Devil (Unofficial) 
Australian Capital Territory: Gang-gang cockatoo 
New South Wales: Platypus, Blue groper , Kookaburra 
Queensland: Koala  , Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Clown Fish) , Brolga 
Northern Territory: Red Kangaroo , Wedge-tailed Eagle

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« Reply #5 on: 28/11/2007 10:09:33 »
Yes, but if you watch the animals' movements, you can see that they do have the capacity to move backwards. Otherwise they would fall over when pushed. You can also see them backing away from their opponent periodically. They also use their tail for support.

Karen, the fighting/boxing is territorial competition.
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« Reply #6 on: 28/11/2007 20:19:13 »
What happens if they come to a cliff? Do they show common sense and turn round, or indomitable Australian spirit and keep going?
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« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2007 19:28:01 »

you mean... like....



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Was it the aussies that invented that one ? !