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Unlike wolves, the maned wolves do not live and hunt in packs. Males and females do indeed share the same territory, but keep their distance from one another outside of the mating season. They have excellent hearing, sight and sense of smell. After discovering their prey, they will creep up on it and attempt to catch it by pouncing on it. Leipzig has kept the stud book for this species within the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) since 2010.


European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder: carnivorans; family: canids
DietSmall mammals, birds, birds’ eggs, reptiles, amphibians, grasshoppers, plants, fruit, berries, roots, tubers
HabitatGrass savannahs, dry scrub prairies with marshy forested islands; gallery forests
ReproductionGestation period 56–66 days; 1–7 (usually 2–3) pups that open their eyes at 9 days. These pups are born in a well-hidden nest.

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Mähnenwolf