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This viral video of a strange red animal has left social media users baffled

By T.K. Randall
December 7, 2022 · Comment icon 17 comments



No, this isn't El Chupacabra... Image Credit: Twitter
The creature in this footage looks like a strange cross between a wolf and a fox - but as it turns out, it is neither.
At a glance, you might be forgiven for thinking that this peculiar four-legged creature is some sort of digital manipulation or CGI creation, yet it is actually a very real animal.

Furthermore, it is neither a fox nor a wolf, despite exhibiting the characteristics of both.

The animal is, in fact, a maned wolf - a rather unique species of canine found in parts of South America, in particular in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.
With the color and markings of a fox, a distinctive mane and abnormally long legs, these animals have often been mistaken for cryptozoological creatures and have appeared in several viral videos.

One video in particular, which can be viewed below, has been doing the rounds for at least a year, with many believing it to be 'fake' or some sort of digital manipulation.

The maned wolf joins the ranks of other animals such as the Brahma chicken and the giant isopod - creatures that undoubtedly exist but that are unusual or surprising to see because most people don't seem to know about them.



Source: NDTV.com | Comments (17)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by curiouse 2 months ago
Lone Wolf . Very shy . so wandering around doing what animals do. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by MysteryMike 2 months ago
It's a maned wolf. Nothing more.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Nicolette 2 months ago
I am baffled about why they are baffled.
Comment icon #11 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
Most people these days have lost touch with nature and have no interest or knowledge of animals, sad world.
Comment icon #12 Posted by MissJatti 2 months ago
Its Red XIII from Final Fantasy 7 lol
Comment icon #13 Posted by Amanda Evans 2 months ago
It's beautiful, and doesn't look real. But it is...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Piney 2 months ago
My wife and I sit on the porch or walk the neighborhood, watch the squirrels and rabbits play, the hawks and eagles hunt and identify different birds. She noted one day most neighborhood walkers had their face in their phones and probably never notice what we do.  
Comment icon #15 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
It's so relaxing and natural and makes you feel part of the big scheme. I can see and feel humanity in general on a downward spiral with technology.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Alchopwn 2 months ago
People thought it was a fake.  How typical.
Comment icon #17 Posted by TripGun 2 months ago
Very cool animal


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