Fruit for Wolves
Yellow fruit, resembling a medium-sized tomato. The pulp is highly aromatic.
A medium sized shrub or multi-branching tree up to 10ft high. Branches are often twisted and thorny, leaves large and withered, with white hairs that shine in the light. Fruit is poisonous when unripe.
Eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies. This fruit comprises up to 50% of the diet for the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus). Popular amongst many other mammal and bird species as well.
Native to scrub-land regions of Brazil. The fruta-de-lobo is closely tied with the maned wolf's existence and as such, is declining in number with the endangerment of the maned wolf.