One fact about the maned wolf is that it's not a wolf at all. However, it is a member of the canine family. The maned wolf looks like a fox with very long legs that allow it to stand about 3 feet tall at the withers.
This canine's pelt is reddish brown, and it has ears similar to a fox's erect ears, as well as a long muzzle. The hairs of the mane are also capable of standing on end.
Maned wolves are solitary. They breed in the northern hemisphere in the fall and winter, while wolves in the southern hemisphere breed in the summer. Each litter rears between one and five pups.