Moles burrow with ease

Most moles have a sixth digit, or a pseudothumb, to bolster the mammal’s burrowing ability.

Last year paleontologist Marcelo Sanchez, along with his University of Zurich research team, dug deeper into the appendage phenomenon and concluded that the extra thumb forms from an extended wrist bone.

According to the Internet Centre for Wildlife Damage Management, the odd-looking mammal also eats anywhere from 70 to 100 per cent of its body weight daily.

Giant pandas are also known to have a sixth thumb.


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