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. 

13 comments:

Huggybear said...

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

Emmylou said...

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

Huggybear said...
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Huggybear said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Has really long legs too

Christine said...

Interesting.

Martha said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Blue Grumpster said...

Well, that one sure looks foxy.

Margaret D said...

I have never seen one of those until now..

bj said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

The Happy Whisk said...

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.