Standing tall on stilt-like legs, this wolf can spot and catch rodents in tall grass. Smithsonian scientists are breeding these highly endangered wolves to help preserve the species.


  • Title: Maned wolf
  • Type: Taxidermy Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): 588425
  • Scientific Name: <i>Chrysocyon brachyurus</i>
  • Photo Credit: Carl C. Hansen, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History & Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Field: Vertebrate Zoology
  • Date Collected: 2002-01-10

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