ETHIOPIAN WOLF

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WEIGHT

11–19.5kg.

LENGTH

Head and body: 84–101cm; tail: 27–40cm.

ID tips

Slim, long-legged canid with a mainly rus­set coat, a white belly, chest and chin, and a dark, bushy tail.

Diet

Chiefly ro­dents such as gi­ant mole, grass, vlei and brush-furred rats; also takes Ethiopian high­land hares, goose eggs and car­rion.

Life-cy­cle

Sex­u­ally ma­ture at two years. Fe­male gives birth to 2–6 pups Oc­to­ber–January af­ter 60-day ges­ta­tion.

Habi­tat

Grass­lands and heath­lands at al­ti­tudes over 3,000m.

Status

En­dan­gered; pop­u­la­tion es­ti­mate: fewer than 450.

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