Koala

The koala’s paws are large, and both fore and hind feet have five strongly clawed digits that enable the koala to grip branches as it climbs.

The koala’s paws are large, and both fore and hind feet have five strongly clawed digits.

On the forepaw the first and second digits oppose the other three which enables the koala to grip branches as it climbs.

The first digit of the hind foot is short and greatly broadened while the second and third digits are relatively small and partly syndactylous but have separate claws.


Image | ©️ Nathan Rupert, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Dubuc & Eckroad, 1999; Nowak, 1999)

 

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