Maned Wolf ( Chrysocyon brachyurus )
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The Maned Wolf is found in South America, mainly in Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and in Chile too. It inhabits forests, grasslands and swamp places. In some ways it looks like a big fox however it is a member of a dog family. It has a got reddish fur, triangular ears, big nose and a long tail. Its long legs enable it to travel remarkably fast and jump over tall grass without any problems.
It is approximately 125 cm (50in) long with a tail measuring 30 cm (12 in). Its weight is about 23 kg (50.5 lb). It is a nocturnal carnivore having a solitary life. Chrysocyon brachyurus usually has 2 young born in winter time. Its diet consists of birds, small mammals, rodents, reptiles, insects and fruit. They have very sharp teeth with which they are able to dig rather than with claws.