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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.
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.