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The Winner Of The World's Most Interesting Genome Competition Has Been Announced –A Pure Bred Dingo Called Sandy

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    The competition was tough, with Sandy beating a 'solar-powered' sea slug, an explosive beetle, and a deadly Asian snake to take out the top spot

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    Sandy and her siblings were found as abandoned three-week old pups in the Australian desert, two years ago

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    Being a wild-born pure Australian desert dingo is a pretty big deal – most dingos have interbred with wild dogs and domestic dogs, so it makes Sandy rare.

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    Let's take a look at the rest of the finalists:


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    Elysia timida the "solar-powered" sea slug

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    Via Wikimedia

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    Nesoenas mayeri, the Pink Pigeon

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    Tropidolaemus wagleri the "sexually dimorphic" Temple Pit Viper

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    The "explosive" bombardier beetle

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    But despite all this notable wildlife, we're excited that Sandy came first.

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