Amazing Dogs Working to Save Species and Ecosystems

Springer Spaniel Protects Penguins

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In New South Wales where the population of little penguins has dropped sharply, the Australian Wildlife Services is using scent tracking dogs to find and monitor the birds, including Eco, an English Springer Spaniel featured in the video above. Researchers hope that by finding and tracking the birds, which hide out during the day in their burrows, they can protect them from predators like dogs, cats and foxes, and habitat loss. Eco can cover an area in one hour that would normally take 10 humans four hours to cover. Talk about productive!

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