Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nature Notes: Maned Wolf

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A Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), native to South America where it lives in open grasslands where the long legs come in very handy. It's a loner for most of the year and even if a pair owns a territory together, they rarely meet outside of the mating season. Maned wolfs feed on small mammals and birds,but will also take fruit. They hunt a lot like cats, sneaking up to their prey and then catching it with a quick jump.

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Photos were taken at Zoo Leipzig.

Source: Wikipedia, German and English

Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods

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