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Egypt at a glance

Persecution is the main reason for the decline of Egypt’s highly endangered wolf population. Main prey for wolves in this country are hares and domestic livestock.

Species Information

Artist's rendering of an Egyptian wolf

Artist’s rendering of an Egyptian wolf

Common Name: gray wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Gray Wolf Region 1
Common Name: Egyptian wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus lupaster

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: Unknown
Population trend: Unknown
Legal protection: No protection

Little is known about this elusive wolf’s natural history. Recent sightings and DNA tests suggest that the Egyptian wolf may spend time in the Nile Delta flooded savannah ecoregion.

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This page was last updated in 2020.

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