The maned wolf is the largest canine species in South America and closely resembles a red fox on stilts because of its long legs. It is neither a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog  but rather a member of its own Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal. They possess a mane that runs from the back of the head to the shoulders which can be erected to intimidate other animals when displaying aggression or when they feel threatened. 

Unlike other wolves that live in packs, maned wolves do not form or hunt in packs but prefer to live alone.  Maned wolf is considered as the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.


Go Blue for Blue Throated Macaws!

Dye your hair blue to help raise awareness for blue-throated macaw conservation. If you accept the challenge, you get to challenge more people. If you choose not to dye your hair, please donate to The Bird Endowment, an organization working to save blue-throated macaws in the wild. There are less than 300 blue-throated macaws left in the wild. I am starting this campaign to help raise funds and awareness for parrot conservation.