Ethiopian Wolf, Illustration

Ethiopian Wolf, Illustration

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Caption: The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) is a canid native to the Ethiopian Highlands. It is similar to the coyote in size and build, and is distinguished by its long and narrow skull, and its red and white fur. The ears are broad, pointed and directed forward. The teeth, particularly the premolars, are small and widely spaced. The Ethiopian wolf is a social animal, which lives in family groups containing up to 20 individuals older than one year, though packs of six wolves are more common. The Ethiopian wolf is a highly specialized feeder of Afroalpine rodents with very specific habitat requirements. It is one of the world's rarest canids, and Africa's most endangered carnivores. Alternative English names for the Ethiopian wolf include Abyssinian wolf, Simien fox, Simien jackal, Ethiopian jackal, red fox, red jackal, Abyssinian dog and cuberow. Taken from Dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes: a monograph of the Canidae. With woodcuts, and 45 coloured.

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