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Central South America

Maned Wolf

The maned wolf is actually an omnivore eating both plants and other animals. They are nocturnal and spend their days resting under forest cover.

The long legs of the maned wolf have earned it the nick-name "the fox on stilts."

HABITATGrassland, savanna, dry scrub forest, swampy areas, and river areas
DIETSmall mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, eggs, mollusks, insects, fruits, roots and bulbs
LIFE Expectancy15 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Botswana is the zebra.
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