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Scientists have solved the mystery of the ‘hand-standing’ bunnies – Business Insider South Africa

Sauteur d’Alfort rabbits walk on their forelegs instead of hopping on their hind legs. Scientists say a genetic mutation is behind the unusual gait.



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Sauteur d’Alfort rabbits, also known as Alfort jumping rabbits, have a peculiar way of moving.
Instead of hopping on their hind legs, like other bunnies, the Sauteur d’Alfort rabbits lift their back legs from the ground and ‘hand-stand’ on their forelegs.
They then scurry forward on their front paws, maintaining their balance.
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Ever since the species was first discovered in 1935, scientists have been baffled…

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