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Actually, it’s not a fox at all. Up to 34kg in weight and over a meter tall, this is the tall and smelly¬†Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), South America’s largest canid.

The mane is erectile, and is typically used to enlarge the wolf’s profile when threatened or when displaying aggression.¬†The maned wolf is also known for its distinctive odor, which has earned it the nickname “skunk wolf.”