The Incredible Penguin-Protection Dogs of Australia


A tiny penguin greets his guardian on Australia’s Middle Island.
Photo via bbc.com

Middle Island, on the southern coast of Australia, is home to a colony of little penguins, the world’s smallest species of these flightless birds, which stand just about a foot tall. When foxes discovered the colony, they nearly wiped out the tiny penguins, until a farmer came up with a great idea: why not use dogs to protect the birds? The result is a heartwarming story that will soon be a major motion picture.

Can you guess the breed of these dogs?

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