Maned Wolf

General

They look mostly like long-legged fox more than a wolf. There have been studies that proved neither a wolf or a fox, is like a maned wolf, it is completely a different species. It is considered to be the member of Chrysocyon, its genus. The maned wolf’s size is around 3 feet tall, and its weight is around 50 pounds.

Distribution

The native habitat of maned wolf is throughout eastern and central part of South America, in parts such as Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Southern Peru, Central and South Brazil. In cerrado, which is the largest biome of South of America, they inhabit the most. They are comprised of dry and wet forests, savannas, marshes, grasslands and wetlands.

maned wolf

Maned wolf

 Behaviour

Maned Wolf have lived in high grass savannas, and they tend to have a red thick coat, with long black legs, and erect, tall ears. The maned wolf is considered to be the largest canid of South America.

Characteristics

Maned wolves have powerful-smelling urine and faeces and that is how they mark their territory on termite mounds and hillocks around the border. These creatures do not howl, but they give out strong and loud barks, and roar barks. That is how they call their mates, and also warns other wolves to keep away.

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Scientific classification of Maned Wolf

Maned Wolf have lived in high grass savannas, and they tend to have a red thick coat, with long black legs, and erect, tall ears. The maned wolf is considered to be the largest canid of South America.
The native habitat of maned wolf is throughout eastern and central part of South America, in parts such as Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Southern Peru, Central and South Brazil. In cerrado, which is the largest biome of South of America, they inhabit the most. They are comprised of dry and wet forests, savannas, marshes, grasslands and wetlands.

Maned Wolf

Maned Wolf

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