November 13, 2019
In August a small puppy was found in the backyard in Australia. Based on the claw marks on the pups’ back it is thought that a bird of prey may have picked it up to carry it off for a meal but dropped it as it flew. The small creature was at first thought to be a stray dog or fox, but DNA has told another tale.
A DNA sample was taken from the pup and sent to be tested, the results indicate that in fact the stray is a purebred endangered Australian alpine dingo. There are three types of dingoes in Australia; the inland and tropical dingoes which are not listed as in danger of extinction, and the alpine dingo which is.
The dingo pup, now called Wandi, has been relocated to the Australian Dingo Foundation. Here he may be able to play a role in dingo conservation; especially given he is a purebred he may be important for future breeding programs.
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