Mar 24, 2009

Mandrill Digits

Ushindi, a mandrill at the Franklin Park Zoo, shows off his fangs and his quasi-opposable thumbs and big toes. I never realized how much like a tree frog feet mandrill's hands and feet could look when pressed against plexiglass. But here, at Ugly Overload, you learn something new all the time. Even if it's completely useless.

Photo source: (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

1 comment:

Theodosia said...

The hind "feet" are much more handlike than footline, aren't they?

I found out an interesting fact: Neanderthals weren't good runners. Somehow it's nice to know that I could outrace one on the flat short course or the marathon.