Denver Zoo introduces pair of maned wolves

DENVER — Denver Zoo officials say two maned wolves — a male and a female — are exploring the yard of the Wolf Pack Woods exhibit for the first time this weekend.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/HIsedH ) Inigo, the male, comes from the Texas’ Abilene Zoo, where he was born in December 2011. Adrianna comes from Missouri’s Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield. She was born at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center near Glen Rose, Texas, in February 2012.

Zoo officials say maned wolves resemble red foxes with long legs. But they are not related to foxes, and despite their name, they are not members of the wolf family.

Standing about 3 feet tall at the shoulder, the maned wolf is the largest wild dog of South America.


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