Red Maned Wolf - Click To Enlarge

Red Maned Wolf

The Red Maned Wolf from South American is not a wolf at all. It’s also not a dog, coyote, fox, or just about any other dog like animal you can think of.

Red Maned Wolf - Click To Enlarge
Red Maned Wolf – Click To Enlarge

They are a sub-species all on their own. No close living relative at all.

Red Maned Wolf - Click To Enlarge
Red Maned Wolf – Click To Enlarge

They live in the grass lands of Brazil and are endangered. Big surprise there.

Red Maned Wolf - Click To Enlarge
Red Maned Wolf – Click To Enlarge

They are also  omnivorous and vegetables are a critical part of their diet.

In many of the photos taken (Beardsley Zoo, CT) I found it shocking how much their actions resembled domestic dogs. Just don’t pet them. The USA is involved with a large breeding program to help preserve the species.

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