Maned Wolf


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Maned Wolf

 

(Chrysocyon brachyurus), a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae. The body is relatively short (125–130 cm), and the legs are very long (height at the withers, about 75 cm); the weight is about 23 kg. Maned wolves are fast runners. The tail is bushy and about 30 cm long; the ears are broad and high. The general coloration is yellowish-red. The fur at the shoulder and the upper part of the neck is longer (up to 13 cm) and forms a mane (hence the name).

Maned wolves live in southern Brasil, eastern Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. They eat small animals, birds, lizards, invertebrate animals, fruits, and berries. In some regions they will attack sheep. They cause little economic loss because their numbers are small.

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There were no postoperative complications, and the maned wolf recovered well.
This field report documents the sighting of a free-ranging maned wolf in the Beni department of Bolivia with clinical signs suggestive of sarcoptic mange-like infestation.
Feeding habits of the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Feeding ecology of the maned wolf, Chysocyon brachyurus (Illiger, 1815) (Mammalia, Canidae), in the Ecological Station of Itirapina, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
The most significant threats to maned wolf populations are conflicts with humans (figure 1), including drastic reduction of habitat (especially due to conversion to agricultural and pasture land), and kills by automobiles.
Efforts must be carried out to save this species from extinction: the maned wolf is the largest, and to some, the most beautiful South-american carnivores (Chebez 1994).
In Brazil's Emas National Park, the maned wolf prowls the savannas and grasslands for birds and other small game.
The area's wildlife includes the capybara, the world's largest rodent, yacares or small alligators, the rare marsh deer, howler monkeys, fish-catching bats and the endangered maned wolf.
According to the information received from the San Antonio Zoo, if you were going to keep the maned wolf for a week at your house, how much would it cost you to feed it?
Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue, adapted by Christine Ricci and illustrated by Art Mawhinney: When a maned wolf pup gets separated from its mother at the Animal Rescue Center, Diego and his cousin Dora swing into action.
difficile strains isolated from piglets (n=16), dogs (n=13), humans (n=13), foals (n=8), calves (n=2), an ocelot (n=1) and a maned wolf (n=1) were used in this study.