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You may know that some dogs like to bury bones, but did you know that they can also be trained to find bones? Gary Jackson, an Australian dog trainer with Multinational K9 has trained Migaloo, a black lab, to find bones! Now Migaloo helps archaeologist search for bones that are hundreds of years old.
Migaloo locates the bones, but she is not allowed to dig them up–that’s up to the human archaeologists!
Man’s best friend has been living in North America for over 9,000 years! Scientists recently discovered a small piece of domesticated dog’s skull in a cave in Texas and it’s about 9,400 years old. Early North Americans kept dogs not only for companionship or to help protect them, but they also probably ate dogs during ceremonies or during famines. This skull fragment was found in a piece of fossilized human poop.
Learn more about the bone fragment on National Geographic News.
How much do you know about different breeds of dogs? Quiz Your Noodle and find out!
Check out pictures of dogs with jobs on National Geographic Kids.
Photograph courtesy Samuel Belknap
Photograph by Miriam Wessels/University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
Marina Davila Ross of the U.K.’s University of Portsmouth led a team that tickled the necks, feet, palms, and armpits of chimp, orangutan, bonobo, gorilla, and human babies. All of the babies responded to the tickling with laughter. The study says that the ability to laugh like this comes from an ancestor that humans and great apes have in common.
Watch a video and hear chimp, gorilla, and orangutan laughter on National Geographic News.
Get the facts on orangutans in the Creature Feature.
Get the facts on chimpanzees in the Creature Feature.