udopt and receive
- Your own cuddly toy wolf to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
The Ethiopian wolf is also known as the Simien jackal or Simien fox. It is native to the Ethiopian Highlands, and has distinctive red and white fur.
They feed predominantly on rodents that also inhabit the highlands. Due to their specific diet they have a limited habitat range, across seven mountain ranges at altitudes of 3000 – 4500 m. They are one of the world’s rarest canines and Africa’s most endangered carnivore.
udopt it because
- The beautiful Ethiopian Wolf is classified as endangered by the IUCN, with as few as 500 thought to remain. Their natural habitat in the Ethiopian Highlands is under threat from high altitude farming. Disease, such as rabies, also plays a big part in their decline. Their numbers are thought to have fallen by 20% over the past 8 years
- Adoption funds go towards the only initiative focused on protection and long term conservation of the wolves. The Born Free-supported Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) works to protect the remaining wolves in the wild through a series of projects including monitoring population numbers, promoting the message of disease prevention via community education, and training local people to counteract the threats.
- Adopting an Ethiopian wolf makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- In the wild, Ethiopian wolves live up to 8-9 years. They are attain their full adult appearance at 2 years of age.
- Their diet consists mainly of giant mole rats and common grass rats that are abundant in their habitat. On rare occasions, they will hunt as a team to bring down young antelopes, lambs, and hares
- Males are larger than females, having 20% greater body mass. Adults measure around 33 – 40 inches in body length, and 21 – 24 inches in height.