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Scientist confirm a new specie dog-fox hybrid animal which was found in Brazil in 2021.

A dog-like animal was brought to veterinary hospital southern Brazil, after it was hit by a car. veterinarians noticed unusual behavior in dog. .
The animal looked and barked like a dog but had long, pointed, foxlike ears, also climbed bushes, a behavior more typical of the fox, and it refused common dog food.
Caretakers began to wonder if it might be a hybrid—a mixture of domestic dog and some local wild canid. They contacted geneticists Thales Renato Ochotorena de Freitas from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and Rafael Kretschmer from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas who, last month, published a study confirming the animal was the world’s first documented fox-dog. The finding excited and intrigued experts in animal genetics.