Facts About The Ethiopian Wolf

Ethiopian Wolf

The Ethiopian wolf, sometimes, is mistaken for a jackal because of the small size of these wolves. They are medium in size, have very long legs and a mouth more pointed and elongated than other species. They measure approximately 90 and 100 centimeters long and about 25-34 cm in height.

Location of the Ethiopian wolf

It is located in Ethiopia, Africa and already in areas such as Menz and Arsi were left without this animal, there are still some small populations of these but it is not sure they can live for much longer. There are only seven locations where Ethiopian wolves live. Most of them reside in the mountains, although they have also been identified in the plains.

Ethiopian wolf behavior

They live in small and very united family herds that share and defend an exclusive territory. These groups gather to patrol the territorial borders at dawn, at noon and at night, and they rest together outside in the early morning hours. The hierarchies within these herds are well established with frequent signs of domination and subordination.

Their behavior is less aggressive than that of other species of wolves and also less territorial, even trying to get along with other wolf packs that are in their territory.

What does the Ethiopian wolf eat?

Its diet is based mainly on small animals such as rodents. But, if they hunt in manadas they can get to hunt larger prey such as small antelopes or lambs. In general, these wolves do not hunt together, so they must be able to obtain their own food in order to survive.

Other Wolf Species

Iberian Wolf

The gray wolf subspecies, known as the Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus).

Arctic Wolf

Its fur is completely white to camouflage itself in the snow. It feeds on caribou and musk oxen and lives mainly in the frigid areas of Alaska, Greenland and Canada.