Wolves in Ethiopia Disappearing Thanks to Domestic Dog Diseases

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Did you have any idea there are wolves in Africa? Jackals, sure. Painted dogs, yep. But wolves? Turns out the Ethiopian wolf is the only wolf species on the continent, and lives exclusively in the high-altitude areas of Ethiopia. But it is a hair’s breadth away from disappearing entirely. Only 450 survive in small populations and the main threat: rabies from domestic dogs.

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