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Lebanon at a glance

Little is known about the wolves here. Their main prey is believed to be garbage and carrion (dead animals).

This post on the Lebanese Wildlife Facebook page shows a wolf. The organization writes: “Unfortunately, due to habitat loss, absence of active laws that protect local wildlife, and lack of environmental awareness, only a tiny population of these wolves remained in Lebanon.”

Species Information

Common Name: gray wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Common Name:
Latin Name: Canis lupus pallipes

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: About 10, possibly more
Population trend: Unknown
Legal protection: No protection

This page was last updated in 2020.


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