Animal Size

Maned wolf size: How big do they get?

How big does a Maned wolf get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) reaches an average size of 1.25 meter (4′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 15 years, they grow from 372 grams (0.82 lbs) to 23.31 kg (51.4 lbs). A Maned wolf has 2 babies at once. The Maned wolf (genus: Chrysocyon) is a member of the family Canidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Maned wolf is  (4' 2

The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America. Its markings resemble those of foxes, but it is neither a fox nor a wolf. It is the only species in the genus Chrysocyon (meaning “golden dog”).It is the largest canid in South America, with a weight between 20 and 30 kg, and reaches up to 90 cm at the withers. Its long, thin legs and dense reddish coat give it an unmistakable appearance. The maned wolf is a crepuscular and omnivorous animal adapted to the open environments of the South American savanna, with an important role in the seed dispersal of fruits, especially the wolf apple (Solanum lycocarpum). The maned wolf is a solitary animal. It communicates primarily by scent marking, but also gives a loud call known as “roar-barking”.This mammal is found in open and semi open habitats, especially grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, in the Cerrado of south, central-west, and southeastern Brazil; Paraguay; northern Argentina; and Bolivia east and north of the Andes, and far southeastern Peru (Pampas del Heath only). It is very rare in Uruguay, possibly being displaced completely through loss of habitat. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists it as near threatened, while it is considered a vulnerable species by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.

Animals of the same family as a Maned wolf

We found other animals of the Canidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Maned wolf

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Maned wolf:

Animals with the same litter size as a Maned wolf

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Maned wolf:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Maned wolf

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Maned wolf:

Animals with the same weight as a Maned wolf

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Chrysocyon brachyurus: