Ethiopian WolfOrder Carnivora

Family  Canidae

Scientific Name

Canis simensis

Thumbnail Description

It is a social animal and is often found in groups comprising 20 individuals

Size and Weight

Body length 841–1,012 mm (33.1–39.8 in); shoulder height 530–620 mm (21–24 in)

Weight (male) 14.2–19.3 kg (31–43 lb) (female) 11.2–14.15 kg (24.7–31.2 lb)

Physical Features

The Ethiopian wolf has short guard hairs and thick underfur

Habitat

Heathlands and Afroalpine grasslands

Distribution

Northwest Rift Valley, north and south Wollo highlands, Mount Guna, Arsi and Bale Mountains

Diet

Grass rates, black-clawed brush-furred rats, rock hyraxes, mountain nyala and highland hares

Reproduction

2 – 6

Population

360 – 440

Baby Name

Pups

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Sociable

Conservation Status

Endangered