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Which animal cannot walk backwards?


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April 07, 2013 8:58AM

Members of the kangaroo family cannot walk backwards. This includes the larger kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, quokkas, pademelons and so on. On land, their legs are unable to move independently of each other, and this is necessary for walking backwards.

Emus are also said to be unable to walk backwards. This is said to be because of the way the joints in their legs are structured. However, emus have not been proven to be unable to walk backwards.