“Maned” comes from the thin, black strip of hair that runs between their shoulders; hair rises when they are angry or frightened, making them look larger or more intimidating.
- Scientific Name: Chrysocyon brachyurus
- Range: Northern South America
- Status in the Wild: Near Threatened
- Location in the Zoo: East Hoofed Run
- Cool Animal Fact: Nickname is “stilt-legged fox” because of their long legs, which allow them to see better in the tall grasses of the savannah.