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In this session, Dr. Anindita Bhadra of the Behaviour and Ecology Lab (Dog Lab) at IISER-Kolkata will tackle the question, are humans "Dog's best friend?" 

Dogs have earned the title of "man's best friend".  While pet dogs enjoy the protection and care of their owners, dogs on streets lead independent lives, living close to humans, depending on humans for food, but not being owned by humans. They are technically known as free-ranging dogs and can be found in many countries across the world. How do they survive in the human jungle? How do they interact with humans? How to we treat them? The free-ranging dogs can help us to understand how dogs could have evolved from wolf-like ancestors thousands of years ago, to become the beloved pets of today, humankind's best friend. But, are we dog's best friends? 

23rd August, Sunday | 11am (IST) 


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