The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon Brachyurus) is in the family of Canidae and is nicknamed "the stilt-legged fox", although it is not related to foxes nor wolves. The Maned Wolf is an animal enigma and is a survivor from the Pliestocene era.
Maned Wolf - Maned wolf belongs to dog family, but seems to have inherited its features from red fox. This wolf lives in central and southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, eastern Bolivia, and northern Argentina.
The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. It looks more like a long-legged fox than a wolf. Genetic studies show that it is neither fox nor true wolf but a distinct species. It is the only member of its genus Chrysocyon.