The Ethiopian wolf (Latin Name: Canis simensis)

The Ethiopian wolf (Latin Name: Canis simensis) is native to the Bale and Semien mountains in Ethiopia. It grows to about 40 inches long, 25 inches tall, with a 16 inch tail, and can weigh 43 pounds. It's teeth are spaced far apart to catch rodents more easily, because that is its main food source. It will also eat sedge leaves to aid in digestion. The dominant female in a pack discourages all mating attempts from anyone but the dominant male. Up to 70% of mating occurs with males outside of the pack. All pack members help to take care of the pups. The pups are regularly shifted between dens. Fewer than 500 remain, and it is listed as endangered by the IUCN.