A stray puppy discovered in an Australian backyard has been revealed to be pure dingo. Nine News Australia / YouTube screenshot A stray puppy that was found "whimpering" in an Australian garden is actually an endangered type of dingo, The Washington Post reported Monday . DNA testing revealed that the puppy, named Wandi, had two unique features, he was 100 percent dingo, and he was an Australian alpine dingo — the most threatened type. Wandi Dingo on Instagram: “Enjoying my new digs at @dingodiscovery. My DNA results showed that I am pure D I N G O!” There are three types of dingos in Australia, Australian Dingo Foundation Director Lyn Watson explained to the Australian Broadcasting Corp . (ABC): tropical dingoes, inland dingoes that live in deserts and alpine dingoes. "This type, the alpine dingo, unfortunately shares the eastern seaboard areas … where 80 percent of the Australian population lives," Watson told ABC. "So not only is the habitat of the alpine dingo dwindling to nothing, but our persecution of this animal — because it sadly looks like a dog — has pushed this beautiful alpine dingo very close to extinction." Dingoes are also threatened by interbreeding with domestic […]

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