The New Guinea singing dog is one of the rarest dogs in the world. As their name suggests, they are found in New Guinea and are known for their unique, single-note howling call. If you’re lucky enough to catch a group of these dogs howling all at slightly different pitches, it might sound something like a barbershop chorus. However, an occurrence like that is highly unlikely, as there are only 100 in captivity world-wide and sightings in the wild are few and far between. New Guinea singing dogs are one of the most primitive canines in the world. They’ve been isolated from other domestic dogs in their mountainous habitat for as long as 30,000 years and remain virtually unchanged from their oldest ancestors. These dogs may look like your family’s pet, but they have strong predatory instincts and do not play well with other animals or children, so they should not be kept in a household.
The New Guinea singing dog is considered a subset of dingos and is therefore listed as vulnerable on the #IUCN Red List. This animal was photographed at the @millerparkzoo in Illinois.
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