New DNA study reveals what made sled dog Balto so tough

New York, NY -New York’s Central Park has a statue dedicated to him, and there’s even been a movie about him: a sled dog named Balto

On February 2, 1925, the Siberian Husky Balto led his relay team of sled dogs to the end of a 674-mile journey, delivering desperately-needed diphtheria serum to the children of Nome, Alaska.

Now he is the focus of a DNA study, 90 years after he died, to see what made the canine so famously tough. Continue reading on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *