Koala criminals

Published on August 26th, 2011
Koala criminals

While they may be very cute, koala bears are a forensic investigator’s worst nightmare.

A crime in a zoo’s koala cage would probably confuse even the best of detectives. Why? Because koalas, doll-sized marsupials that climb trees with babies on their backs, have fingerprints that are almost identical to human ones.

Not even careful analysis under a microscope can easily distinguish the loopy, whirling ridges on koalas’ fingers from our own.

That’s pretty interesting!

Pic credit: mamamusings

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