Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

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Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

Post by BlackWarrior » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:32 am

Ahhh, the maned wolf. Such a stunning intelligent creature. Not a candid I'm too familiar with but from what I know, they show alot of potential. ^^
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Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

Post by failwolf56 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:55 am

I actually do want to know a bit more on them. I was looking at some pictures the other day, and it looked liked some had long fur, while others had short fur like foxes. Is this just a common variable in their coats, or is it due to location?
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Post by BlackWarrior » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:14 pm

failwolf56 wrote:I actually do want to know a bit more on them. I was looking at some pictures the other day, and it looked liked some had long fur, while others had short fur like foxes. Is this just a common variable in their coats, or is it due to location?
Well, the more research I do, it appears the maned wolf has golden red fur with black long legs and a black "mane". It appears that they all have the same length of fur but I imagine the photos you saw were of different seasons. Like any other candid, their fur most likely becomes longer and thicker in the winter while in the summer it may become slightly shorter.
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Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

Post by failwolf56 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Mhh, thank you for clearing that up. I guess that does make sense. I think I'm going to read up on them if I can, since they are such interesting creatures.
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Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

Post by BlackWarrior » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:17 pm

No problem. ^^
I think I find maned wolves very interesting because of their odd characteristics. I think my favorite is the mane as well as their long legs, allowing them to see over the tall Savannah grasslands.
Here's a little something I found on them:
The maned mane wolf's physical appearance---its scruffy, golden-red fur, its long, black legs, and its black bib/ mane---gives it the nickname "red fox on stilts". Despite its resemblance to a fox, and despite its name "maned wolf", this animal is neither a true wolf,nor a true fox. In fact, the maned wolf is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus, in the entire Canidae family of species.

Along with the maned wolf's odd taxonomy and physiology,it has a reputation for emitting a pungent odor,and gives rise to yet another (less complimentary) nickname,"the skunk wolf".

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Post by gabrilagg » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:07 pm

I already saw a Maned Wolf. They are big and tall, their legs are very long and they really look like fox! But you would never confuse them. They aren't like wolves, for what I know they bark more than howl. They are so cute and beautiful! <3

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Post by Monte Carlo » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:29 pm

I've never even heard of a Maned Wolf let alone see pictures, so thanks for this topic. Learning something new everyday. I think they look kind of neat although they resemble that of a fox more than a wolf. And they don't seem very big...

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Post by Blue_55 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:42 am

I have never heard of a wolf's mane is beautiful looks like a fox :mrgreen:
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Post by Selize » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:15 am

I have heard about the maned wolf. They have beautiful colors on them! But they have long legs and it scares me.... >.<
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Post by Narwhal362 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:07 am

I've actually heard that the left eye of a maned wolf, in folklore, is said to bring good luck. I believe it was in the Encyclopedia of Mammals, but I can't be sure. I'll try to check if it was a maned wolf.

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Post by Keytone » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Oh yus, I love maned wolves. You can see that in my avatar as well. I think they're beautiful and unique creatures.
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Post by WolvesOfTheSeas » Tue May 08, 2012 4:39 pm

Omg I saw the picture that Gloria Crystal Showed and they look ugly am so sorry if am being mean but they are very ugly.... And no i never know they had Maned Wolf... But it sounds very interesting :mrgreen: So thanks!

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Post by [Frost] » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:33 pm

I have heard of maned wolves and I love them! I saw one at a zoo once, but couldn't get a good picture... :(
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Post by Emiere » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:15 pm

  • I went to the nature center in Ashville, NC, about a month ago, and they had three [or four? don't remember] maned wolves. I honestly thought they were kinda creepy looking; their legs look like stilts, and their muzzles are so tapered, it looks like they're about to snarl at you lol. They were pretty, though, and we heard them yipping and yowling and things when we were walking away. It was a nice experience.
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Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

Post by BlueIrisFlower » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:37 pm

I find them really beautiful, they are a little fox-like as well with long legs. ^^
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