These ancient dogs that live in the highlands of remote New Guinea have an amazing ability to howl, yelp and whine. At times it seems as if they are truly singing.
In Papua New Guinea these dogs live at altitudes ranging from 2,500 to 4,700 meters.
These rare canids are known by few outside of their home range and in the zoological community.
New Guinea singing dogs live in habitat with steep elevation. Their adaption is very flexible joints and muscles that give them nearly cat-like abilities to even climb trees.
New Guinea is one of the few places that still have people living as they did thousands of yeas ago. This is increasingly rare but it exists. Scientists believe ancient tribal people bred these dogs to be playmates for their children.
There is debate as to whether these are truly wild canids or more of a "feral" species. Either way they are super rare with some estimates putting the wild population at around 300.