Maned Wolf

Chrysocyon brachyurus

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RANGE: N. Paraguay. N. Argentina. Range much more restricted than formerly.

HABITAT: Savannah grass and scrub forest.

SIZE: 76 cms. (30 inches).

DIET: Small mammals, insects, birds  and fruit.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Endangered. Possibly 2000 - 3000 in wild. Hunting  loss of habitat to agriculture main reasons for decline.

NOTES: Fast runner. Monogamous. Wary but curious in captivity. Also known as the stilt-legged fox. The long legs give it a sight advantage in long grass. Introduced to Jersey Zoo in 2000.

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