The Ethiopian wolf, or Canis simensis, is found in, surprisingly, Ethiopia. These creatures are extremely endangered. There are only around 500 left in the wild and they are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. They are a meter long and measure about a quarter of a meter high. They only weigh around 15 kilos.
They are ruddy brown in color and look much like American coyotoes. Much like their American cousins, the Ethiopian wolves prefer to live in mountainous regions. There, they feed small mammals like rodents. The wolves live in small packs. These packs are less regulated and together than Grey Wolf packs, however.
Ethiopian wolves are protected by law in Ethiopia and are classified as Critically Endangered by the 2000 IUCN Red List.