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March 6, 2019


The Xoloitzcuintli, relative of an ancient Aztec dog.

by derwombat


Image Credit: Photograph by Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Corbis.
Mexico’s main national animal is the golden eagle—the bird that legend says played a role in the founding of Mexico City and appears on the country’s flag.
But the country didn’t stop there: it also selected a national mammal (jaguar), a national arthropod (grasshopper), a national marine mammal (vaquita) and a national dog, (xoloitzcuintli).
Commonly called a Mexican hairless, the xoloitzcuintli (pronounced “show-low-itz-quint-lee”) descends from an ancient species native to Central America that was prized by the Aztecs, who believed the canine to have healing abilities.
via Ten Unusual National Animals That Rival the Unicorn | Science | Smithsonian.
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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 20 2017

    He would go perfect with my 2 Hairless Sphynx cats 🙂

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    • Nov 21 2017

      Angela, Can you share some pics of your two cats. If yes, I’ll send you the links. Thanks Rod

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    • Nov 21 2017

      I was going to in the comment but it wouldn’t let me. Let me know where to send or upload the pictures so you can see them!

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  2. Nov 22 2017

    Will do Angela.



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