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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Mixtus

Mixtus (m)

Born: 8/7/2010 Bumblebee Litter

From the time he was a pup Mixtus loved being a lead dog. When he ran free next to the team he would stuff himself in between the leaders and try to keep up. He is turning into a very nice lead dog as an adult and we are expecting great things from him on winter patrols. He is huge and gangly (in part because he is a picky eater and the ravens and magpies have learned to scare him away from his own kibble!). Mixtus thinks he is a tough dog, but deep down he is a big teddy bear and just wants lots of love and attention from everyone he meets.

Latin name: Bombus Mixtus
 
Mixtus
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Did You Know?

a thin green plant against a background of white clouds, blue sky and bright sun

Visibility is an important component of measuring Denali's air quality. Visibility data, such as that from the Wonder Lake camera, supplements chemical data from filter samples. Air here is still clean, but traces of pollution from local, regional and international sources exists on filter samples.