The Maned Wolf Isn't Endangered, but They Still Need Our Help.


one of the ssp programs we are involved

with here at foster room is four main


they are currently a near friend species

with 17 000 left in the wild and they

are the largest canid in south america

a large population of them can be found

in brazil cerrado which is mostly

grasslands and scrub forests which is

declining at a rate similar to that of

the amazon

we currently have four so three of which

are siblings they were born in 2018

here that's two girls jesse jordan and

one boy francisco

then we also have an older female named

marley so these guys aren't actually


true wolf is in the genus canis and

these guys are in their own genus

christocion and they're the only species

in that genus they're really

cool species they're unique just to look

at they have those super long legs and

really big ears and they are called the

main wolf because they have really long

shaggy hair on the back of their neck

that if they're worked up

or in a scary situation starts to stand

up and it kind of looks like mane

they're very shy timid species they're

also very curious

so if we're in the yard working on a

fence or a pool they'll kind of

peer around some trees and they'll get

as close as they can just trying to see

what's up while keeping their distance

we take care of them in the carnivore

department these guys are actually

omnivores so they eat small rodents

armadillos even insects but upwards of


of their diet is actually fruits and

vegetables they also differ a lot from

the other wolves that we have here

because they're not pack animals they're

solitary animals so

whereas you might see the mexican gravel

pups playing together and all them

sitting at a tree together

these guys try to keep their distance

even though they're not as endangered as

the american red bulls it is still

important to

partake in conservation efforts for them

now so that they don't become more

frightened in the future