Maned Wolf

Maned WolfPhoto by Joel Sartore

Scientific Name: Chrysocyon brachyurus

Maned wolves long legs are a special adaptation to help the animal see above the tall grass of its natural habitat.

  • Size: Weight: 44 to 51 pounds; Shoulder height: 39 inches
  • Diet: Wide variety of fruits and small mammals, such as armadillos and rabbits
  • Habitat: Grasslands and scrub forest
  • Range in the Wild: Central South America

Conservation Status

Listed as Near Threatened. Wild population is expected to decline by 10% in the next decade as a result of ongoing habitat loss.

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