A dog that hasn’t changed at all in tens of millions of years

She is very funny, ridiculous and cute. And she deserves you to take a look at her.

Собака, которая вообще не изменилась за десятки миллионов лет

This is a very kind creature that belongs to one of the species of endangered animals. Due to the constant deforestation, they are forced to constantly migrate and die due to lack of food. Now there are 15 thousand of them all over the world.

Собака, которая вообще не изменилась за десятки миллионов лет

And by the way, it is found in ancient epics, fairy tales and stories. There is even information dating back three million years ago, this is evidenced by the skeletons and skulls found. In general, it resembles an ordinary mongrel, only on short legs. And from the side of the muzzle it looks like a small bear.

Собака, которая вообще не изменилась за десятки миллионов лет

An interesting feature: the dog has webbing on its paws, which suggests that its ancestors were waterfowl. And the jaws of a bear dog are very strong, it does not chew food, but swallows it in chunks. It is only 30 cm high, with a short tail. The dog hides perfectly in bushes or under large leaves. By the way, hence its official name: bush dog.

Собака, которая вообще не изменилась за десятки миллионов лет

This bear cub lives in Central and South America, always in forests and closer to reservoirs. Sometimes you can notice an animal near pastures, near farms. The dog swims well and loves small fish and waterfowl insects.

Собака, которая вообще не изменилась за десятки миллионов лет

By nature, the animal is very sociable. At the meeting, she does not show aggression, but on the contrary — she is interested in everything. It is not uncommon for local residents to tame a dog and use it as a hunting dog, because it is naturally endowed with a unique passability in the most difficult places: thickets, swamps, deep gorges.

The bush dog is listed in the Red Book.  There are three subspecies of dogs in the world. Тhey differ in size and shades of color.

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