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New Guinea Singing Dog Photographed in the Wild for the First Time

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A rarely seen canine has been photographed in the wild, likely for the first time

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Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday December 3, 2012, 5:49 pm
Amazing, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne White (229)
Monday December 3, 2012, 6:39 pm
Cool!Never heard of a natural "singing dog" before!:)

John B (185)
Monday December 3, 2012, 8:45 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the amazing story and the photo. Read and noted.

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:57 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:30 am
Thanks, nce article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 4:56 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:24 am
That's an interesting recording of the "singing" of the dogs; a wild call of the wild!

The fact that the dogs climb trees and obviously can get down again raises a lot of questions about their anatomy - particularly about their paws and claws.

Some of the inbred specimens could perhaps, depending on safety for the wild dogs, could be returned to the wild, while other dogs could be captured to improve the genetics of the captive dogs. It would be sad if the dogs in New Guinea became extinct and the dogs kept in captivity in order to save the species were by then too inbred to survive.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:28 am
I forgot to say that the "post modernist" nature of their singing or howling may be a special adaptation to the terrain, possibly to make the sound carry further.
Anyway, it could be a theme for an atonal symphony1

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:06 am
The comments are as informative as the article. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:22 am
Verycool. Thanks for sharing.

Anneke Andries (279)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:23 am
well, let's hope they will be left in peace....

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:26 am
Oh but he is so beautiful - as you say Anneke - let's hope so because the majority of humans will target anything that feeds their greed!

June M (139)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:31 am
thanks very much Cal for sharing ♥

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:37 am
gorgeous! thanks Cal!

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:40 am
Interesting! Thanks for sharing this with us, Cal!

Frans B (582)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:54 am
wow! thanks for posting Cal...(You cannot currently send a star to Cal because you have done so within the last week.)....amazingly beautiful creature.....

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 7:36 am
there are a number of domestic canine brreds originating in the South Pacific with unusual "singing" vocalization - wonder if there was either crossbreeding or a common ancestor?

here we see one of the drawbacks to breed-for-release programs - limited gene pools. they should indeed "swap out" specimens somehow, though the best means might be to trank parent dogs and introduce captive bredd unweaned puppies of the same age to their litters. (they are usually readily accepted as long as the original litter was small enough for the mother to adequately nurse them), and solitary adults brought into the breeding pool. we have used a similar solution with endangered birds, particularly hookbills, with good success.

Kate A (10)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:35 am
S/N, thank u

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:26 pm
Interesting. thanks

Stephanie Gandon (18)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:54 pm

Ruth M (235)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 12:58 pm
Very interesting

michelle t (41)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:00 pm
Don't tell the repulsive scum hunters

Petra M (259)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 1:32 pm
Amazing- thanks for sharing!

Ana Fontan (16)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 2:34 pm
Noted,although I could not see the picture yet

janet f (29)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:02 pm
That dog looks a lot like a Japanese Akita in that picture. Let's let these dogs live in peace.

Vera Taylor (46)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 3:47 pm
wow they sound just like a coyotee or wolf.

aj E (164)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 5:20 pm
nice, thx.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 6:11 pm

. (7)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 8:10 pm
Nice looking dog, he does look like a Japanese Akita. Thanks!

Shawna S (45)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:55 pm
very cool, thanks Cal :")

Arthur S (88)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 10:56 pm
OK what did I miss I was waiting for a song, got the news/photos and outstanding Cal. I want the SONG to make me smile and sleep! Thank you.

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:21 am
And of course, please don't tell anyone where this rare animal can be found- before they make it even more rare!

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:53 am
Very interesting article,thanks!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:48 am
Clever dog, thanks for the article.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 5:47 am
Lets pray they don't start hunting them!

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:47 am
one of the New Guninea singing dog's greatist threats is taxonomical classifycation.
if this animal is, in fact "a breed of dog" there is no reason to conserve it.
it would be like treating, let us say Beagles as their own speciese, unique to caninde.

if this animal is a unique speciese, it can get all the help it can get.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:43 am
Noted,thanks Cal.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 11:57 am
Thanks so much for sharing this!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:47 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:48 pm

Dianne D (490)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:17 pm
There are no other photo's of this canine? I was hoping for a video of it singing.
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