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From Science Daily and Guardian on 03-Jul-2017 08:33

Ostriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. One of the authors said, "understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints."

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