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Maned wolf

South America·Mammal

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
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