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Taro and Jiro — A story of canine strength and tenacity Special

Sapporo - The tragic story of the ill-fated Japanese Polar expedition that due to unexpected weather conditions was forced to leave in Antarctica a team of fifteen sled dogs of the Sakhalin Husky breed, two of which survived a year of hunger and neglect.
 

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Sakhalin dogs Taro (left) and Jiro (center)  who were left to endure harsh Antarctic conditions for ...
Sakhalin dogs Taro (left) and Jiro (center), who were left to endure harsh Antarctic conditions for a year, greet members of the third expedition (1959). The third dog at the right side of the picture was just happy to see them.
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Still from the movie  Nankyoku Monogatari  showing  Taro  and  Jiro  at the time they realize the hu...
Still from the movie "Nankyoku Monogatari" showing "Taro" and "Jiro" at the time they realize the humans had returned to the Showa Base.
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Monument to national heroes Taro and Jiro in Nagoya  Japan.
Monument to national heroes Taro and Jiro in Nagoya, Japan.
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