January 27, 2012

SCIENCE!! Comics: Episode 3

This week! The Elephant's 6th Toe

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This week's comic was based on a recent science paper, but has been thoroughly covered in the news (including the New York Times and the BBC News). There's much more to learn about the "toe" - like its similarities to the panda's "thumb" - but I was trying to keep this one short and sweet.

As usual, any mistakes are mine alone. I drew a female Asian elephant (which doesn't have tusks) and should note that apparently the number of toenails they have can vary. Both the elephant and the bones are a bit cartoony and shouldn't be taken as anatomical illustrations.

Posted By: Winifred Kehl, Communications