Many rabbits have been seen to jump on their feet, but Albert’s jumping rabbits walk differently. They jump on their front legs and their back legs are in the air. Likewise, they proceed by creating a balance. Scientists are surprised to know why this is so. Since the discovery of this species in 1935, scientists have tried to understand this process and in the latest study, genetic mutation was cited as the reason behind it.
Balance does not happen
According to a BBC Newsground report, RORB genes and mutations in Alfort jumping rabbits damage interneurons in the spinal cord. In a conversation with Gizmodo, study researcher Leaf Anderson said these neurons coordinate movement in muscles and create balance in the arms and legs. This coordination does not occur in equilibrium rabbits and does not form equilibrium. These interneurons were either completely absent or absent in these rabbits. He didn’t have the ability to jump.
Due to a mutation
Like other species, they walk by hand when they are unable to jump. They walk on their front legs, which reduces the work done on the spine. According to reports, 12 scientists are raising Elbert rabbits along with other rabbits that might jump. After that, the DNA of their 50 children was arranged. They detected mutations in the RORB gene. It was among the rabbits walking on the arm.