The Ethiopian Wolf

endangered ethiopian wolf

The Ethiopian wolf also known as the Abyssinian wolf, Abyssinian fox, red jackal, Simien fox, or Simien jackal.

This type of wolf can grow to be 1 meter long and is found in east Africa it can weigh about 15-18 kg . It is critically endangered since it’s at risk from loss of habitat, competition, disease from the domestic dog and from overgrazing. All this has limited their prey to animals like hares, rodents and giant mole rats. These wolves prefer to hunt at dawn and dusk. Like all wolves it is a social animal that likes to live in family groups called packs, the average number for this type of wolf is about 12 pack members. Everyone in the pack helps to raise and protect the young pups by regurgitating food.

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