• Reuters


A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the yard of a home on Australia’s east coast is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought.

Found in the back garden on a house in Wandiligong, 330 km (205 miles) northeast of Melbourne, capital of the state of Victoria, the animal, named Wandi, has been moved to a sanctuary for the endangered species after being identified.

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