01 Sep '11, 4am

Dog discovered living alone atop Mount Kilimanjaro (via @treehugger)

According to a report from the Tanzania's The Citizen , a group of hikers spotted the solitary dog upon ascending to Kilimanjaro's peak, where temperatures frequently dip well below freezing and there are no obvious sources of food. A tourist snapped a photo of the animal, huddled among rocks, and later showed it to mountain guide Abel Edward who shared in the amazement. As it turns out, the dog's stay on Mount Kilimanjaro has been an extended one. Edward tells The Citizen that the animal appears to be the same canine as one he had seen frequently at base camp lower on the mountain a decade earlier. The fact that it appeared to be alive and well after all these years only added to the puzzlement. "When the tourists showed us the picture of the dog we could not believe our eyes. How it survived in such freezing conditions and what it ate during that time remained a mystery ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/dog-discovered-li...

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