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Stanford Report, April 9, 2003

Biomechanist explains 'Groucho running'

Postdoctoral research fellow John Hutchinson went to Thailand to study the biomechanics of fast-moving Asian elephants. One of the swiftest was "Big," who here demonstrates "Groucho running." Bent limbs help large animals overcome physical forces restricting their motion.

Video: Jack Hubbard