"Think of all the dogs out there: labradors and poodles and goldendoodles; huskies and westies and dogues de Bordeaux; pit bulls and pugs and lovable mutts that go to doggy day care. Add them up, all the pet dogs on the planet, and you get about 250 million. But according to some estimates, there are about a billion dogs on Earth, meaning that 3 out of every 4 aren't pets. A new book argues that these village dogs, street dogs and free-breeding dogs are more than strays. As superbly adapted scavengers — the closest living things to the dogs that first emerged thousands of years ago — they may tell us much more about the nature of dogs. In Hallipoli, Turkey, @ekinik photographed a 3-legged dog who's known as Şanslı, or Lucky. The animal survived after being struck by a car." By nytimes on Instagram.
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