We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

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  • Published on:  9/11/2018
  • We met the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox experiment continues under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics. Her book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, co-authored by Lee Alan Dugatkin, details the history and science behind the experiment.

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  • Verge Science (Sep 11, 2018)

    Should we be domesticating wild animals?

  • Pls uninstall (Apr 1, 2019)

    As long as we keep the wild ones species alive, i see no problem, wolves did not go extinct because we domesticated them

  • Garion Porter (Mar 15, 2019)

    It's not 100% up to us:; some animals know there is benefit to being close to man.

  • Madd Snork (Sep 13, 2018)

    This is literally fox news

  • resting heartrate  (4 days ago)

    If this replaced the fox network I’d watch it everyday

  • For MaximillianMus (5 days ago)

    +Writing Knights STOP

  • smew (Mar 4, 2019)

    Foxes: Hi... ByeDogs: *OMG IS THAT A NEW PERSON ILY ILY ILY SIKSJNB AJDH AJZJJ*

  • Alkimae (15 hours ago)

    nobody's random videos It’s just multiple people with that name and pfp.

  • NickEvershedMusic (5 days ago)

    FBI that’s my dog lol

  • Antie Cuteness (Mar 21, 2019)

    Animals: *Exist*Humans: *_It's free real estate._*

  • +Antie Cuteness It could be worse.

  • Antie Cuteness (2 days ago)

    +DaSoildieringRomania If this manipulation is friendship then i gotta hard pass bro.

  • S. S. (Feb 3, 2019)

    Will there ever be hyper-social cats?

  • Skipaaz (1 day ago)

    Rag doll cats.

  • Diamond Dog (2 days ago)

    hahaha nice joke.

  • OH YEAH (Mar 9, 2019)

    Normal foxes: "Whine"Russian foxes: "Cyka blyat"

  • Dezmo Bluefire (Mar 28, 2019)

    A Russian fox will stand for the Soviet anthem

  • "They greet and move on."So they took foxes and made cats, seems like progress, I guess

  • Rikku Takanashi (2 days ago)

    Foxes always have been the cats of the dog world.

  • Kye Talks (Feb 25, 2019)

    +TaiFerret I find it weird that you have ferret in your name yet you think dogs are the only animal to bond extremely strongly with humans. I've had cats, dogs, rats, mice, hamsters, and ferrets. Ferrets were by FAR the ones most attached to me. They'd literally follow me EVERYWHERE when outside the cage, and were just generally extremely interested in me and everything I was doing. Dogs however eventually go rest somewhere.Also why'd you put ferrets in the same group as skunks, cats, and foxes? Fer...

  • Funk Bees (Mar 2, 2019)

    Honestly they act more like cats

  • Aaron Lance Lopez (4 hours ago)

    +Mary0Kule are you sure they don't sound like gering ding ding ding?

  • Matt Voyer (1 day ago)

    Urpupdixie they aren't

  • Dr. Tex (Mar 27, 2019)

    Genetic foxes: Walked up, interacted, then moved on.Wild foxes: Nope, not going near him.Dog: *FRIEND!*

  • NighthawkM MNP (Apr 9, 2019)

    Ah so I see you know of changed, nice puro profile picture.

  • Harm Won (Mar 29, 2019)

    Didn't address the fact that dogs/wolfs have a pack mentality and foxes don't?

  • Harm Won 3:56 that pretty much explained it in a very simple way.