Monday, August 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Wolf Fox

The Maned Wolf despite it's name is not closely related to wolves, and while it looks somewhat like a fox, it's not closely related to foxes either. Though they all are members of the Canidae family. 

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  1. Looks very much like a bloody horrible African hyena!
    Horrible scavengers of the highest degree and certainly
    dangerous to humans.
    B J Hunnicut

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  2. It does look like a fox. I wonder who got to name this breed!

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    2. Well - it is a native of Brazil really.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maned_wolf
      Very interesting.
      B J Hunnicut

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  3. That is interesting. I'd never heard of this animal before.

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  4. For its size, it has exceptionally long legs and is probably fast and a great hunter.

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  5. I have never seen one of those until now..

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  6. While foxes are pretty to me, this critter is NOT. :)

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  7. Looks like he could have a cartoon character of his own.

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  8. Did you see that special on the urban wolves that matted with I think foxes? I can't recall, it's been awhile since I saw the documentary but it was intersting how they lived.

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