The Winner Of The World's Most Interesting Genome Competition Has Been Announced –A Pure Bred Dingo Called Sandy
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
Sandy and her siblings were found as abandoned three-week old pups in the Australian desert, two years ago
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.
Let's take a look at the rest of the finalists:
Elysia timida the "solar-powered" sea slug
Nesoenas mayeri, the Pink Pigeon
Tropidolaemus wagleri the "sexually dimorphic" Temple Pit Viper
The "explosive" bombardier beetle
But despite all this notable wildlife, we're excited that Sandy came first.
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