Meet The Maned Wolf - The Largest Canid In South America

February 6, 2020

The maned wolf is the largest canid in South America.

They inhabit the cerrado, the largest biome of South America, which is comprised of wet and dry forests, grasslands, savannas, marshes and wetlands.

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The maned wolf resembles the fox, but he is not a fox or a wolf.

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It is the only species of the genus Chrysocyon, which means "Golden Dog".

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Unlike most large canid species (such as the gray wolf), the maned wolf is a solitary animal and does not form packs. It hunts alone.

Maned wolves are omnivorous eaters.

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Listen to its ferocious roar bark!

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