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Society for Experimental Biology

Sway: Parkour Athletes as Models for Orangutans

Caption: To learn about orangutan behaviour, researchers used human parkour athletes as models for orangutans. They measured the energy required to navigate among trees in different ways, such as by swaying a tree.

Credit: SRL Coward and LG Halsey

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