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Ethiopian Wolf


Ethiopian Wolf
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Copyright: Jeff Kerby (jtkerb) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 88] (410)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-12
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): BEST OF: Coyotes, Dingo's, & Wolves 1, Mammals of Africa I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 9:57
Viewed: 5062
Points: 2
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Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis)
Critically endangered, ~500 remain in the wild
Diet consists mostly of rodents but will also take hares, moles, and young livestock if left unattended.
Solitary hunters that return to a communal den in the evenings.
Largest population is in Bale Mountain National Park, South of Addis Ababa. ~250 individuals at that location.

This picture was taken at the Guassa Plateau in the central Ethiopian highlands. ~50 individuals live on this 115 sq. km. grassland reserve that also houses a large population of gelada monkeys and small ungulates (duikers and klipspringers).

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-12-28 13:19]

Hello Jeff !
This is an animal we do not get to see very often on TN, great contribution ! The Ethiopian Wold is beautiful, he looks a bit like a great fox with his red fur and his face. A pity he is so critically endangered. You managed an excellent capture, with nice details and beautiful natural colors. Very well done !
Valerie.

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