Updated: Mar 5
The maned wolf is peculiar, Despite their name or appearance they're neither wolf nor fox nor deer. They're actually a unique species with their own genus, Chrysocyon.
Located in the cerrado (the largest biome in South America), These omnivores are passive and do not hurt humans unless you intentionally threaten them.
Let's look a little deeper!
The Maned wolf loves 'Wolf Apples' and has a symbiotic relationship with leaf cutter ants: The maned wolf eats the apples and poops them out, the leaf cutter ants then take the excretement to special fungus chambers after separating the seeds and scattering them about. Cool, huh?
Anyway, Let's talk about their sound.
What sound do you think they make? a roar? a bark? a squeak?
Well, if you guessed a roar or a bark then you are 50% right, (sorry squeakers), The Maned Wolf makes a .... Roar-Bark!!
You're probably like, 'What's that?'
That my fellow zoophilists, is a special vocalization which sounds like you cut a lion short in it's roar, hence a roar-bark. To help you understand, here's a video!
That's it for today folks! See y'all next time!
Stay Blessed and Curious,
video credit: kyrgyzburg
Image credit: TheOtherKev (cover image)