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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