Rare Dog Search Meets With Success, Then Tragedy

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 18, 2002   View Article

Success followed by sudden heartbreak befell researchers this summer at a remote outpost in the Peruvian Amazon.

The researchers, who are conducting the first detailed study of the elusive short-eared dog, spent three years trying to capture one in the wild. Very little is known about the extremely rare canine’s habits.

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