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gallusrostromegalus:

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mgs3:

LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLY GOOD BOY

WHAT IN THE FUCK NIGHTMARE DOG IS THAT

That is a Maned wolf and they are lovely bizarre creatures!  They have long legs so they can see over the tall grass they live in, and tend to be very shy around humans (these are probably captive-born).  Have some more pictures:

Walk Walk Fashion Baby

Here’s a baby!

Poofy!

Maned wolves are gorgeous. They’re also fascinating, because they’re not wolves and they’re not very closely related to any other species of canid – they’re actually in a totally separate genus, Chrysocyon. 

They’re also nicknamed “skunk wolf” according to wikipedia, because of their odorous territorial markings, which is a distinct sort of stank I can personally confirm makes the appellation well earned.