30 Jul '16, 5pm

The 'small-balled dog' is not so 'small-balled afterall! - great piece on enigmatic critter!

Although Leite Pitman first heard of the short-eared dog in 2000, it’s taken the dauntless scientist over a decade to begin to piece together some of the basic behaviors of this enigmatic canine. For one thing, Leite Pitman has discovered that while the short-eared dog prefers meat when it can get it, it’s actually a major fruit-eater. The species even plays a vital role in the Amazon ecosystem by dispersing the seeds of many key plants. Leite Pitman and her team also discovered the short-eared dog depends a lot on another cryptic mammal, the giant armadillo, for its burrows, which the short-eared dog squats in once the armadillo has done the hard work of digging them out.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2014/07/short-eared-dog-uncover...

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