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First photo of a maned Wolf !!!

We have now the first documented record of a maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus, Lobo-guará)! The picture was taken by a trail camera also known as camera trap at this position.

The maned wolf is a member of the canidae family, thus related to dogs, wolves and foxes. They are about 100 cm tall at their shoulders and weight something around 25 kg.

They are very rare, to compare: we have had about 61 jaguar sightings in the last 6 years and about 2 maned-wolf sightings, which can't be proven ...

This picture is horrible but it leaves no doubt about the fact. If you'd like to see a good picture, follow this link and here is a part of a BBC documentary we worked on 10 years ago.