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Maned Wolf

Zoo Location: Savannah
Maned Wolf
Habitat

Grassland, scrub forests and swampy areas.

Wild Diet

Small rodents and other mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and some fruit and vegetable matter, including the tomato-like wolf fruit.

Behaviour

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.

Breeding

2-5 pups are born after approximately 65 days (2 months).

Threats

The main threats are hunting for pest control and habitat destruction. Their range has been reduced due to agriculture.

Conservation

There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the maned wolf. They are protected by law in Argentina and Brazil.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae
  • Conservation status: Near Threatened
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