RESEARCHERS have claimed that African wild dogs use sneezes to vote on pack (group) decisions.
The study by teams from Swansea, Australia and America found that after the dogs made camp, they used sneezes to decide when they should go and hunt. Scientists found that the more sneezes there were, the sooner the pack would leave to hunt.
It was previously thought that the strange sneezing noises the dogs make was just a way to clear their airways.
African wild dogs are among the world's most endangered species. They live in packs of 10-40 and can sprint at speeds of 70km/h (43mph).