Grassland, scrub forests and swampy areas.
Small rodents and other mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and some fruit and vegetable matter, including the tomato-like wolf fruit.
The maned wolf has a yellowish-red coat of fairly long hair with erect mane on neck and shoulders. The tail may be white or white tipped. It is a solitary animal, preferring to hunt at night and sometimes in the day, in areas undisturbed by man.
2-5 pups are born after approximately 65 days (2 months).
The main threats are hunting for pest control and habitat destruction. Their range has been reduced due to agriculture.
There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the maned wolf. They are protected by law in Argentina and Brazil.
- Latin Name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
- Class: Mammals
- Order: Carnivora
- Family: Canidae
- Conservation status: Near Threatened
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