Species: Maned Wolf (Manenwolf)
Latin name: Chrysocyon Brachyurus
Originates from South America.
Current status: Near Threatened
Did you know:
… The Maned Wolf is the largest canid of South America.
… It is the only species in the genus Chryosocyon – a Latin name meaning “Golden Dog”.
… The Maned Wolf is locally known as “large fox” in the Guarani language.
… Many people compare the Maned Wolf with the red fox due to some minor similarities, though is actually closest related to the Bush Dog.
… The mane of the Maned Wolf can be erected to enlarge its profile when threatened or when displaying aggression.
… The Maned Wolf is known to have a distinctive odor, which has earned it the nickname “skunk wolf”.
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When you see him from the front, head tilted up, he doesn't look as dreepy. But yes, that's definitely the face of this individual, he can't help it
Either or both of them have really perfected the worried expression; their dark eyebrows always make them look as if something is amiss.
I didn't know that! They're kind of like hyenas in that regard then, that you can't really determine their gender from the outside?
I know the zoo is pretty confident that they do, in fact, have a female and a younger male, but now I'm starting to wonder... You see them try at times, so to speak, but the supposed male doesn't really seem to understand how it works
But then, I've seen females mount each other too, and males as well. So there's no telling.