Photographer's Note

I have just returned from a short trip to the Sanctuary of Caraça, in the municipality of Catas Altas, shown in the photo posted yesterday by Lucas.

Those staying at the Caraça Sanctuary have the opportunity to see the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) up close, whose name means "short-tailed golden animal". It is the largest canid in South America and the only species of its genus, reaching a height of 90cm for the female and 95cm for the male.

Every day, from 18:00, guests gather at the church door waiting for the wolf. A tray with fruit and remains of meat is placed daily by the priest, after mass, to attract them. This tradition started in Caraça in 1982, and persists today because its hunting habit has not been compromised.

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