Photo 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
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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