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It’s common knowledge that human beings have unique fingerprints that can be used to identify an individual. But what about animals? Do they have any markers that would allow us to tell one individual from another? It turns out many species do have unique biometric identifiers. Each of these species has a feature, whether it’s a pattern on their coat or the shape of their nose, that is completely unique to each individual. Check out these examples.
1. Koalas also have fingerprints that are unique and can be used to identify an individual.
2. If you want to tell one sheep from another, take a nose print. Both sheep and cattle have unique ridges and valleys on their muzzles that can be captured with ink.
3. Many people are enamored with the stripes on animals like zebras and tigers, but what you may not know is that each one’s fur is completely different. Their stripe patterns can help you tell one from another.
4. For those who aren’t into stripes, cheetahs, and African penguins have spot patterns that differentiate individuals.
5. Some snakes can be identified by their unique colored rings.
6. Unique biometrics aren’t limited to land animals. Bottlenose dolphins have fins with curves, notches, nicks, and tears that are never the same, while whales have callosity patterns on their heads.