Squirrel Biomechanics

Squirrels represent the plantigrade stance.  They spend a lot of time climbing trees and standing on only two feet, and they require a lot of balance and support.  Their unguligrade stance gives them a lot of contact with the ground and relatively large in-lever to out-lever ratio giving them power to jump long distances and scurry up trees.

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