Although its coloration may lead you to believe this animal is a long-legged fox, it is not. The maned wolf is neither a fox nor a true wolf. Maned wolves emit a strong odor to build an invisible fence to keep intruders and other maned wolves away.
- Conservation StatusEndangered
- Life span12-15 years
Body size50 lbs.
4 ft. long
- Native habitat High plains with tall grasses of South America
- DietSmall mammals, domestic chickens, fruit