From: The Sun
A DOG has been spotted on top of Africa’s highest mountain.
The stray was discovered by climbers at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania yesterday.
Experts have been left baffled by how the mongrel managed to scale the 19,000ft mountain.
Locals believe the pooch could be the same dog that was spotted on Kilimanjaro a DECADE ago.
The animal was spotted by a group of tourists yesterday as they reached the mountain’s ice-capped summit.
Antoine le Galloudec was part of a group of four foreign climbers who took a picture of the animal.
He said: “As I was relieving myself I saw the dog lying some one metre away from where I stood on a rock.”
Boffins were today trying to establish how the animal had managed to survive the notoriously tough conditions at Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak.
The part of the foreboding mountain where the dog was found is so high that temperatures usually remain below freezing and climbers are warned about the severe effects of altitude sickness.
Officials said it was possible the stray animal was the same dog which had been spotted ten years ago close to a camp lower down the mountain.
Tanzanian tour guide Abel Edward said: “When the tourists showed us the picture of the dog we could not believe it.
“How did it survive in such freezing cold and what was it eating?”
Mount Kilimanjaro is the fourth highest of the Seven Summits — the tallest peaks on each of the seven continents.
The dormant volcano lies in northern Tanzania near the country’s border with Kenya.
It is visited by thousands of amateur climbers each year, most spend around a week trekking to its peak.
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