brachyurus - Maned wolf
Range: South America
lb (20 kg)
The maned "wolf"
is not actually a wolf, but a very unusual canid from the grasslands of
South America. It is much more closely related to foxes than wolves.
It has reddish fur, large ears, and very long legs which help it to traverse
the tall grass of its habitat. With its stilt-like legs, it stands
about 30 inches (76 cm) tall at the shoulder. Its average adult weight
is about 44 lb (20 kg).