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Two specimens of an almost extinct species were filmed in a rice plantation

Two specimens of an almost extinct species were filmed in a rice plantation

Two specimens of maned wolf that are on the red list of threatened species according to world records were filmed.

The sighting occurred in a rice field in San Salvador, Entre Ríos province, and was filmed by workers from the rice company Cooperativa Arrocera de San Salvador Ltda.

The two maned guazú (Chrysocyon brachyurus), appear in the images moving placidly among the cereal that was being harvested.

This animal belongs to the group of canids, which includes wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals and even domestic dogs.

In South America it has been seen in northern and central Argentina, central and southern Brazil, Uruguay, eastern Bolivia and Paraguay. It usually inhabits grasslands, flood zones, swamps, estuaries, wetlands or gallery forests.

In Argentina, about 600 individuals were counted, distributed by the provinces of Corrientes, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba, Chaco, Formosa and Misiones. Also, to a lesser extent, there are some records of animals in the north of Entre Ríos, making this finding news to celebrate, since it is in danger of extinction.

With information on:

https://www.elonce.com

http://www.diarioriouruguay.com.ar/

Video: The last living members of an extinct species - Jan Stejskal (October 2020).