Maned Wolf

Zoo Location: Savannah
 Maned Wolf

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.


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.

 Maned Wolf  Maned Wolf


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