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Maned wolf

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Subfamily: Caninae
Genus: Chrysocyon
Species: C. brachyurus

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America, resembling a large fox with reddish fur.

Read more: Wikipedia

Recently, I had seen some pictures of this strange animal and thought that it was weird looking dog or fox. After some search, I learned its name was maned wolf. It is much larger than fox and is the tallest of the wild canids. It does not form pack unlike wolf and dog, and it hunts alone. (Doesn’t it make it a lone wolf? :P) Btw, it has an interesting nickname, skunk wolf.

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