Animal of the day – 12/30/2010 – The Ethiopian Wolf

Ethiopian Wolf

The animal of the day is the Ethiopian Wolf. (Did you know: This is the only wolf species that exists in Africa! It is the most endangered of all the canid [dog] species, with only about 7 main populations left in the world [about 550 individuals].

Their hunting and socialization is rather unique among dogs, since they hunt alone [they mainly hunt small animals like rodents]. They still share their territory, and have an alpha female to whom the entire troop works together to raise her pups. [And only she gets to have pups!]

And, now a video!

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