The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis) is one of the most endangered canids on the planet. It lives in Ethiopia and Eritrea at altitudes of 3000 meters. It is estimated that about 550 individuals exist. Their diet consists primarily on rodents, hunting alone, digging out their burrows at night. The Ethiopian Wolf is a social animal however, which forms hierarchical packs of 3-13 individuals. A recent study showed that the Ethiopian Wolf is more closely related to gray wolves and coyotes than the foxes they resemble.
The Ethiopian wolf, simien fox, simien jackal is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Simian jackalA young / baby of a Simian jackal is called a 'pup'. A Simian jackal group is called a 'pack'.
Simian jackal habitatsAlpine Wetlands (includes temporary waters from snowmelt), Grassland, Rocky areas (eg inland cliffs, mountain peaks), Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical High Altitude Grassland, Subtropical / Tropical High Altitude Shrubland and Wetlands (inland)