Ethiopian Wolf

By A.P.

Description

  • Is a mammal.
  • Covered with short guard hairs and thick underfur.
  • Overall color is darkish reddish brown to rusty red.
  • Weighs about 11-19 kilograms.
  • Adults are measured 33-40 inches in length.
  • Average shoulder height is about 53-62 cm.
The Ethiopian Wolf

Food Chain & Habitat

  • Food sources include: big headed mole rat, grass rats, black clawed brush furred rats, highland hares, vlei rats, and yellow spotted brush furred rats.
  • Live in the mountains and plains.
  • Live in temperate weather.

Adaptations

  • Thick fur protects against weather as cold as -15 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Stronger legs for running, sneaking up on prey, jumping, and pouncing.

Reasons for Endangerment & Critical Information

  • Disease.
  • Habitat loss.
  • Population fragmentation.
  • Encroachment within protected areas.
  • Overgrazing.
  • Human persecution and disturbance.
  • Hybridization with dogs.