Maned “Wolf”

One of my favorite animals is the wolf. Another one is a wolf that is not a wolf. It is called the Maned Wolf. The Maned Wolf is an ancient species; 4-million-year-old fossils have been found. It is like a fox on stilts. This animal has a confusing name; it is not a wolf, a dog, a jackal, or a fox. The Maned Wolf is a unique kind of canid. Most canids live in packs, but the Maned Wolf is solitary. It communicates with others mostly by smell, not face to face. The Maned Wolf is a very confusing creature; it looks like so many different canids, and its name is even confusing. Even though it is very confusing, the Maned Wolf is a very unique canid.

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