MANED WOLF

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Chrysocyon brachyurus

HABITAT:  Tall grasslands and shrub habitat of Central South America

CONSERVATION STATUS: Near Threatened
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

The Maned Wolf is not an especially swift canid, does not pursue prey for long distances and generally stalks and pounces like a fox.  Its long legs appear to have evolved for life in the grasslands and pampas allowing them to see above the tall grass. The maned wolf was originally placed in the genus Canis (wolves, foxes, etc), but is now in a genus of its own, Chrysocyon.

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