Maned Wolf

Neither a fox, nor a wolf! Learn more about the unique Maned Wolf here at the Abilene Zoo.

Fast Facts

The Maned Wolf is one of a kind! It is not a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog, but an entirely unique canine.

The genus of the Maned Wolf is Chrysocyon, which means "golden dog" in Greek.

The strong scent you smell when around the Maned Wolf is actually how they mark their territory. Maned Wolves don't make much noise, so they communicate almost entirely through scent markings!

The Maned Wolf is omnivorous. It eats both plants and meat, and enjoys eating wild fruits from its home in South America.