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.

    Video by: William Poor, Alex Perkin, Cory Zapatka
    Audio: Andrew Marino
    Additional Reporting: Rachel Becker
    Host: William Poor
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