Dogs sniff out poop of endangered species

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What do the Eastern spotted skunk, the striped skunk, black bear and long-tailed weasel have in common? They are just four of 117 endangered species in the state of Alabama — which ranks 3rd in the country behind Hawaii and California for the number of declining animals — that are difficult to track. But a new program is enlisting dogs to sniff out the scat of endangered species, giving ecologists a better sense of where the elusive animals live, roam and how many individuals in a species may exist.

Full story: Dogs Sniff Out Poop of Endangered Species – Discovery News