SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two female maned wolves went on display at the San Diego Zoo Friday, marking the first time in more than 30 years that the species native to South America has been represented at the facility.
The wolves, about 3 feet tall with long legs and reddish hair, are in their own exhibit in the "Polar Rim" section of the zoo. The sisters cautiously explored their surroundings before running through the grass and then eating it, according to the zoo.
The number of maned wolves has declined in recent years because of habitat loss, but they are not yet considered threatened.
They usually spend their time in open forests, savannas and marshlands. The omnivorous species eats small mammals, insects, reptiles, birds, fruits and vegetation.
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