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Saudi Arabia at a glance

Main prey for wolves here are livestock, garbage and carrion (dead animals).

This paper offers a comprehensive look at wolves in Saudi Arabia. It was published in 2010.

An excerpt from that paper states:

“The status of wolves in Saudi Arabia is difficult to determine due to a lack of research and systematic census, although estimated numbers of between 500 and 600 (Mech and Boitani 2004) and 600 and 700 (Nader 1996) animals have been published. The only official census in Saudi Arabia to date was conducted during late 1999 and early 2000 by Sinibaldi et al. (2000) who concluded that the overall numbers might be higher than those published by Nader (1996) albeit still in a decreasing trend.”

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 300 – 500
Population trend: Decreasing
Legal protection: No protection

This page was last updated in 2020.

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