The rare “singing dog” in New Guinea that was believed to be extinct in the wild for the past 50 years has been found again. They are reportedly thriving now.
– There are around 200 to 300 New Guinea singing dogs in zoos and sanctuaries worldwide.
– It was believed that they have been extinct in the wild for the past 50 years.
– An expedition, however, discovered…
The doggos that are native to New Guinea are known for their unique barks and howls. They can hit the high notes and their sounds are compared to the calls of a humpback whale.
While it was believed that these animals were already extinct in the wild, an expedition found and studied 15 wild doggos in 2016. They were located in the remote highlands of the western side of New Guinea. The same expedition went back to the site two years later to determine if these dogs are really the singing dogs. The results yielded positive and two of the 15 singing doggos they studied were microchipped so they could be tracked.
Around 200 to 300 singing doggos are all over zoos and sanctuaries worldwide. They researchers behind the latest findings hope that they breed these wild doggos with the ones in the zoos in order to create a new population of singing doggos.
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