Just like always, at BarkPost Discover, we like to find out about our best friends. We’re constantly excited about how dogs make the world a better place and love to share those discoveries with all dog lovers. And why not share how dogs are benefits to the planet?
These are just some of our favorite finds we learned this week. Be sure to check out BarkPost Discover for more dog pawesomeness!
1. In Sudan, Dogs sniff out land mines in areas where Aboriginal people feared to walk. Would you rather your dog sniff another dog or mine land mines to protect a country? We choose the latter.
2. Remember when we reminded our dogs sniffing other people’s dogs butts? It gets better (or worse depending on how you think about it), dogs sniff out animal fruits to save endangered species like orcas, pumas, bears, spotted owls, jaguars, wolves, giant armadillos, tigers and more.
3. In Slovakia, German Shepherds, Blacky, Hugo and Jenny make the Siberian Tiger Oasis feel like home. But we already know that dogs can make any situation better. Just sayin’.
4. Divergent Shelter Dogs + More Animal Poop = Conservative Canines. These fecal sniffin pups allow researchers to examine the health and population of endangered species in the region.
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5. Like most dogs, They either hunt game or sniff out drugs, weapons, or even humans. No, not in Africa Didi, once a sniffer, now helps elephant hunters sniff out. Diddy has our vote for president!
6. Tucker, help save whales. Not enough information? Tucker, a black lab rescue, sniffs whale poop (which is surprisingly hard to find) and helps researchers make sense of information about orcas’ DNA. Thanks Tucker for showing us what a whale poop looks like!
7. Jin Kai, a two-year-old lab, He helps China by carving out the illegal trade in wildlife such as ivory, pangolin scales and other illegal animal products. Here’s where you thought you could sneak that full-sized bottle of lotion into your carry-on.
9. Have you met the “Jack of the Bushfield”? Jack is a Belgian rhinoceros anti-poaching dog (talking about a title) who tracks down poachers who kill Rhinos. Along with tracking hunters, he is being trained in rhino horn detection and ammo detection.
10. Echo is here to save the penguins! Eco, an English Springer Spaniel helps researchers find and track penguins. Did we mention it works for peanuts? Sounds like my type of girl!
12. In Canada, we got more puppies. Eleven-year-old Sampson sniffs the corpse for the Biosciences Center at the University of Washington. The next time your pup sniffs the remains of another animal might save a life — or getting ready to eat. We’re not entirely sure.
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