Don't break a leg!

People: Monica Daley

Researchers discover the control priorities of birds negotiating single-step obstacles and how the priorities of body stability, energy saving and leg safety vary with different body sizes and terrain

Running Jumping Flying

People: Alan Wilson

The Science of Animal Locomotion: how do animals run, jump and fly? Discover the science behind the movement and learn about the innovations that help us study them in the laboratory and in the wild. 

BBC Horizon Cats

People: Alan Wilson, John Hutchinson, Andrew Cuff

Specialising in locomotion and hunting behaviour of wild animals in southern Africa, our researchers know more about the lifestyle of many wild cats than the humble domestic moggy. They decided to find out more about how Britain's cats spend their days...

Tyrannosaurus was not a fast runner

People: John Hutchinson

King of the Cretaceous, Tyrannosaurus rex stood on two powerful hind limbs and terrorized potential prey with its elephantine size and lethal jaws. The dinosaur was big and bad. But was it fast?

Are fast moving elephants really running?

People: John Hutchinson

New research solves a long standing mystery about elephant speeds by clocking the animals at 15 miles per hour. That's faster than reliable observations of 10 mph top speeds but slower than speculations of 25 mph. But do fast-moving elephants really "run"?

Dinosaur locomotion: beyond the bones

People: John Hutchinson

In films, dinosaur locomotion is a result of clever software and the artistic interpretation of special effects departments. Now scientists are using improved software tools that have a firm grounding in physical principles, rather than artistic intuition, to test their own hypotheses on how dinosaurs walked the Earth.

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