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University of Washington

Scat-Detecting Dog at Work in Alberta

Caption: A University of Washington dog handler accompanies a scat-detection dog in the oil sands region of northern Alberta. The dog has been trained to locate scat from a wide variety of species, which is used to determine wildlife abundance, distribution and physical health across large remote regions.

Credit: Center for Conservation Biology/University of Washington

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