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Caught On Cam: Rare Maned Wolf Spotted Crossing a Road in Central South America

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Last Updated: December 06, 2022, 12:27 IST

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The near-threatened species are found in remote areas of central South America. A glimpse of the same was shared by Twitter user Reg Saddler. (Credits: Twitter)

The near-threatened species are found in remote areas of central South America. A glimpse of the same was shared by Twitter user Reg Saddler. (Credits: Twitter)

In a rare animal sighting, a 'maned wolf' was spotted crossing a street. The strange part is that at first glance, the animal appears to be a wolf, but upon closer inspection, it appears to be a fox.

In a rare animal sighting, a ‘maned wolf’ was spotted crossing a street. The strange part is that at first glance, the animal appears to be a wolf, but upon closer inspection, it appears to be a fox. However, it does not fit into either category. The near-threatened species are found in remote areas of central South America. A glimpse of the same was shared by Twitter user Reg Saddler. Stunned by the same, the user captioned the post, “Does anyone know what the heck this is?!”

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The video has garnered over 2 million views as of now. Many social media users were stunned to witness such a rare animal. One of the users wrote, “A maned wolf! Not a wolf though. There’s an episode of them stealing food from a home or hotel too close to their habitat and it’s fascinating! Have to see if I can find it”.

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Another user wrote, “Looks like a maned wolf”.

A third user quipped, “That thing is creepy!! It gives me the Heeby-Jeebies! Props to you for recording this. If that thing walked out in front of me like that, I’d be outta there.”

According to Britannica, the maned wolf is a rare large-eared canine found in isolated plains regions of central South America. An erectile mane, long reddish-brown hair, extraordinarily long blackish legs, and a head that resembles a fox are all characteristics of the maned wolf. The maned wolf feeds on small creatures, insects, and plants.

Previously, a majestic black tiger was spotted in Odisha’s Similipal National Park in a rare sighting. Susanta Nanda, an Indian Forest Service officer, posted a video of the rare animal. “Sharing an interesting clip of a rare melanistic tiger marking its territory on International Tiger Day,” he wrote in the caption. The video amassed over 65,000 views.

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first published:December 06, 2022, 12:27 IST
last updated:December 06, 2022, 12:27 IST
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