Ethiopian Wolf ( Canis Simensis ) Puppy Trying To Pull Prey , A Rodent , Out Of ...
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Description: Ethiopian Wolf ( Canis simensis ) puppy trying to pull prey , a rodent , out of the jaws of mother , a tug of war starts , near their den in the Bale Mountains National Park . The Ethiopian Wolf is the rarest of the wild dogs or wolves and strictly protected . The overall population is estimated at about 500 700 animals . In Bale exists the largest individual population . The biggest threat is habitat loss due to population pressure and the risk of canine diseases like rabies . These diseases are spreading from the dog population of the resident nomadic Pastoralists . The prey of the Ethiopian wolf consists mainly of rodents like the giant mole rat . Africa , East Africa , Ethiopia , January 2010