Ethiopian Wolf, Canis simensis, wolf, carnivore, mammal, ethiopia

Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis)

Probably the rarest mammal that I’ve photographed to date is the beautiful Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis). This wolf has a lovely reddish-coloured coat and distinctive white markings. It lives only in the highlands of Ethiopia, mostly above the tree-line where it exists on a diet of grassland rats. It’s estimated that there are only 500 adults in existence, more than half that total being in the Bale Mountains, where this photograph was taken.

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