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From NationalGeographic.com:

THE GOLAN HEIGHTS remains one of the world’s most notorious disputed territories. Largely occupied by Israel, its eastern reaches are controlled by Syria and Syrian rebels—and it’s been fought over for at least the last 70-some years.

The landscape is notable for its militarily advantageous high grounds, supplies of oil and freshwater, and extraordinary natural habitat. There, mixed with surprising wildlife like jackals and gazelle on the verge of extinction, 25,000 cattle roam the grassy bluffs of Golan’s volcanic plateau. The herds are kept by Jewish and Druze farmers ranging from Mount Hermon south to the Sea of Galilee’s receding arms.

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From Haaretz.com:

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry is offering a reward for every wolf that cattle and sheep farmers kill in an effort to stop wolves from preying on farmers’ calves and sheep.

The program, which provides 2,000 shekels ($580) for hunting down a mature wolf and 500 shekels per cub, is being carried out in coordination with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and with the authority’s consent.

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From EarthTouchNews.com:

We tend to associate grey wolves with forested valleys and frozen peaks – but in the arid deserts of southern Israel, you’ll find a unique subspecies of the cunning canids. These Arabian wolves are perfectly adapted to the rocky cliffs they call home, as seen in a daring chase scene filmed in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.

The wolf’s slender physique confused many commenters online, with some suggesting it was actually a jackal or coyote. At about 40 pounds (18kg), Arabian wolves (Canis lupus arabs) are indeed smaller than their better-known kin, but this animal is perfectly healthy.

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From EuroNews:

An Israeli game warden filmed a dramatic scene at Ein Gedi reserve, near the Dead Sea, on June 19 as an Arabian wolf chased a young mountain goat along some treacherous cliffs.

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From Earth Touch News Network:

We tend to associate grey wolves with forested valleys and frozen peaks – but in the arid deserts of southern Israel, you’ll find a unique subspecies of the cunning canids. These Arabian wolves are perfectly adapted to the rocky cliffs they call home, as seen in a daring chase scene filmed in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.

The wolf’s slender physique confused many commenters online, with some suggesting it was actually a jackal or coyote. At about 40 pounds (18kg), Arabian wolves (Canis lupus arabs) are indeed smaller than their better-known kin, but this animal is perfectly healthy.

Click here for the full story.

Wolf bites six hikers in Golan Heights