Sunday Sketch: Koala Fingerprints

Did you know that koalas have fingerprints that look practically indistinguishable from human prints? This means that there could be some unsolved cases in Australia with koala prints in the database!

Fact and sketch contributed by Amelia Munson

Source: Henneberg, M., Lambert, K. M., & Leigh, C. M. (1997). Fingerprint Homoplasy: Koalas and Humans. NaturalScience. Available at: http://naturalscience.com/ns/articles/01‐04/ns_hll.html.

Wolchover, N. (2011, May 3). Koalas Have Human-Like Fingerprints. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/14007-koalas-human-fingerprints.html.

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