Maned Wolf

“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.