Friday, October 26, 2012

The Serious Situation for the Ethiopian Wolf

The only wolf species in Africa, the Ethiopian wolf, consists of very few animals. They are also separated into distinct groups living separate from each other, making cross breeding between the groups highly unlikely. As all of us know, who are interested in dog breeding, this makes for a high risk of inbreeding, with the future risk of extinction that this brings. A few of the populations have already become extinct in the last hundred years. I am very concerned about these cousins of mine. I do hope the scientists who have mapped the Ethiopian wolves will be able to help them to survive. Some cross breeding between the populations may do a lot for them.

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