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The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis) is the most threatened canid in the world and the only wolf species to be found in Africa. It is generally similar to a coyote (Canis latrans) in shape and size, and has characteristically long legs and a long, pointed muzzle. The fur is a bright tawny red colour, with whitish to ginger underfur, the underparts, chin, chest and the inside of the pointed ears are white, and the bushy tail is black. Females become more yellowish during the breeding season, and juveniles have a charcoal-grey coat. Males tend to be around 20 percent larger than females. The narrow muzzle and widely-spaced small teeth are adaptations that help this wolf to handle small prey items.

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