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Published: September 18, 2018
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When: December 6, 2017
Where: Zie-ZOO Volkel, The Netherlands

One of the two stunning Maned Wolves :heart:
I am not yet able to tell the male and female apart, but hope to be able to do so eventually :aww: One is slightly darker though.

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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DSC-HX400V
Shutter Speed
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Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
205 mm
ISO Speed
1250
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2017, 3:06:20 PM
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StephanoAwesome's avatar
StephanoAwesome|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... This is a meme face... it’s true beauty *Wipes Tear~*
🤣🤣🤣
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, thank you so much :D :D
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strawberrybubble456's avatar
Why does he look so dreepy ?
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
It's the shape and placement of his eyebrows - those dark patches above his eyes - combined with the slant of his head ;)
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 ;)
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strawberrybubble456's avatar
I think it makes him look cuter
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LawrenceCornellPhoto|Hobbyist Photographer
What a great expression :D
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
They have such expressive faces :heart:
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AlfaArtz's avatar
AlfaArtz|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doggo Do A Spook
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
:lol:
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AlfaArtz|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He Many Confuse
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starlo1o1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute <3
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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cobaltcrimson|Hobbyist General Artist
Poor thing looks so sad.
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
He does, but you know, it's all due to the shape and placement of his eyebrows paired with the tilt of his head;)
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Fractaldragon|Professional Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful face on that maned wolf.
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D They're both beautiful individuals!
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woxys's avatar
awww, that face and worried expression!
By the way, it is very difficult to differ a male from a female. In one Czech zoo, a pair of maned wolves was kept - the zoo wanted to breed them of course.
But no pups were born for pretty long time.
So the zoo checked the animals to find out they keep two she-wolves :XD:
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :meow:

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 :lol:
But then, I've seen females mount each other too, and males as well. So there's no telling. 
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LuLupoo's avatar
Very stunning indeed :aww: Sweet face
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :meow: He doesn't look quite so sad in this one, I think ;)
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LuLupoo's avatar
No just a bit :aww:
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anasofiajc|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!!
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Mouselemur|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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anasofiajc|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ☺
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