Stray Dogs in Moscow Use Public Transportation, Becoming Wolflike

January 20 2010

There is a fascinating article in the Financial Times about many of the estimated 30,000 or so stray dogs in Moscow that "are in the early stages of the shift from the domesticated back towards the wild."

A biologist who studies these strays groups them into four types, with the bus- and subway-riding dogs constituting a particularly fascinating sub-group, the metro dogs.

While wolves and dogs are genetically similar, hormonal,  behavioral and even coat pattern characteristics set them apart.

Category: Now You Know
Filed under: Evolution, Animals