WASHINGTON (WTXF/STORYFUL) - Plan on visiting Washington this summer? The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is now home to two maned wolves.
They’re two-year-old brothers named Mateo and Quito, and they come from the Denver Zoo so we can see their social nature and behavior.
Maned wolves live in the grasslands and scrub forests of South America, and there are only about 20,000 left in the wild. That means the species is considered near threatened.
According to the zoo, the species' primary threats include habitat loss and degradation and human conflict.
You’ll find Mateo and Quito in the zoo’s cheetah conservation station. Can’t make it? Check them out here and click here for more information on maned wolves.