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Published on March 20th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

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Taming The Wild

This is an awesome National Geographic feature about a group of Russian scientists who investigated the genetic structure of human-animal friendship. They domesticated wild foxes (and blew my mind!) in the process.

“Before long, the most tame among them were so dog-like that they would leap into researchers’ arms and lick their faces. At times the extent of the animals’ tameness surprised even the researchers.”

Read: Taming The Wild, by Evan Ratliffe

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