South America’s largest fox sighted in Uruguay

This rare species belonging to the family of canids - which includes dogs, wolves and foxes - was confirmed to still inhabit the country thanks to the footage taken by a worker of a company in Salta.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Footage taken in the department of Salto confirmed the presence of the endangered animal, which also inhabits wetlands and forests in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru; it is the aguará guazú ('Chrysocyon brachyurus'), which in Guaraní means big fox, identified in native stories as the wolfhound.

Over time, photos and videos of the species have surfaced, but the location of sightings could not be determined, making this footage the first to be confirmed on Uruguayan soil, although there are other documents that testify to its presence in 1990.

Biologist Alexandra Cravino specialized in mammals, researcher of . . .

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