Despite its name, the maned wolf is not a wolf at all, nor is it a fox, coyote, or dog. It is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal, not closely related to any other living canid. One hypothesis for this is that the maned wolf is the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.
oh my gosh
and it’s really tall. lol.
Even more fascinating about the Maned Wolf is their vocalization, called a roar-bark. And they aren’t kidding, they sound like a cross between a lion and a rottweiler.
Chrysoscyon, you beautiful beast, I adore you.