Pictures of maned wolves, which are endangered.
Animal: Maned wolf
Species: The scientific name for the Maned wolf is Chrysocyon brachyurus.
Lifespan: Int he wild, Maned wolves live to be about 15 years old. In captivity they have been known to live up to 17 years.
Size & Weight: Maned wolves are about 3 feet tall and 50 lbs. At birth, the Maned wolf weighs less than one pound!
Diet: Nearly half of the Maned wolfs diet consists of fruits and vegetation. They also eat small rodents, birds, armadillos, reptiles, and insects.
Habitat: Maned wolves inhabit the open savanas, grasslands, and scrub forests of South America.
Family Life: Maned wolves live in monogamous pairs that only meet up during the mating season. Mothers typically give birth to 4-5 pups. The fathers role witht he pups is unknown int he wild, but in captivity they feed their pups by regurgitating their food,
When hunting, Maned wolves pounce on their prey much like a fox does.
The nickname for the Maned wolf is the Stilt-legged Fox, becuase they resemble a fox with long legs.