maned wolf

noun

Definition of maned wolf

: a yellowish-red wild canid (Chrysocyon brachyurus) of South American grasslands having black coloration on the nape and lower legs

Examples of maned wolf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's a whole group of foxes, and also something called the maned wolf, and the bush dog, and the short-eared dog. National Geographic, "Epsiode 2: The Unstoppable Wily Coyote," 23 June 2020 Mom and dad are doing a great job caring for the pups, handling the child-rearing together as is common for maned wolves. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Howl at the Moon and Celebrate! Connecticut Zoo Welcomes Three Rare Wolf Pups," 2 Feb. 2018 Beardsley Zoo is working with the Species Survival Plan to make sure the maned wolf line stays genetically diverse, so the entire species is protected in the future. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Howl at the Moon and Celebrate! Connecticut Zoo Welcomes Three Rare Wolf Pups," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of maned wolf

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Maned wolf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maned%20wolf. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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