Ethiopian Wolf Facts!

Ethiopian Wolf. Image credit: Laika ac, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ethiopian Wolf Facts!

Ethiopian Wolf. Image credit: Laika ac, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Ethiopian wolf is the only wolf species that can be found in Africa, and it is the most threatened canid in the world. In fact, it is believed that there are less than 500 Ethiopian wolves still remaining. It is similar to the coyote in shape and size, with long legs and a pointed muzzle. It is bright tawny-colored animal with whitish underfur.


Rare Ethiopian Wolf Feeding, Bale, Ethiopia. Image credit: Rod Waddington, (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ethiopian wolves are very social animals and live in packs with three to thirteen adults and pups. Unlike most other carnivores, the Ethiopian wolf feeds only on small prey. The litter of the Ethiopian wolf consists of two to six pups, and all the members of the pack help to take care of them. Females other than the mother may also suckle the pups. Adults may regurgitate food to feed the pups during the first few months of their lives. Ethiopian wolves only use dens to nurse their pups, and never sleep in them.

Ethiopian Wolves are featured in the following book:
101 Facts… Wild Dogs, Wolves and Foxes!

The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about these awesome animals. Details of the videos featured are underneath.

The Playlist:

  1. The Ethiopian Wolf by globalzoo
  2. The Ethiopian Wolf Project Documentary by G2Gallery
  3. Graham Norton goes horse riding & sees rabies in wolf country – Saving Wolves – BBC animals by BBCWorldwide
  4. Ethiopian Wolf – Canis simensis by salamon117
  5. Simien (Ethiopian) Wolf Hunting by Megalobatrachus



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