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Maned Wolves


Little Rock Zoo is home to a pair of maned wolves; Gabby and Diego. They often like to hide from public view but if you’re a patient you might be able to spot them sun bathing on a beautiful day.

  • Maned wolf urine has a powerful aroma, reminding many humans of the way skunks smell.
  • The maned wolf is the largest canid of South America. It looks more like a long-legged fox than a wolf. Genetic studies show that it is neither fox nor true wolf, but a distinct species. It is the only member of its genus, Chrysocyon.
  • Unlike other canids, maned wolves lead a solitary life; although a pair may share a large home range of up to 17 square miles (44 square kilometers), each member hunts independently.

Despite the tremendous efforts AZA members and partners have committed toward saving the cheetah, the species is still declining at an alarming rate and there is a clear need to approach conservation differently. The Little Rock Zoo is an active supporter of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). CCF actively works with local, national and international communities to raise awareness, communicate, educate and train. Please join our efforts to secure a future for this endangered species by donating to our conservation fund.

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