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Canis lupus arabs

Arabian wolf

The Arabian Wolf is one of the smallest subspecies of the Gray Wolf. Weighing forty pounds this desert dwelling canine lives in isolated areas of the Arabian Peninsula including mountainous areas, bravel plains, and desert fringes. Their coats are made up of thin, short, wiry hair which is light in color. The hair on their backs are long which protects the animal from solar radiation. The Arabian Wolf is thin bodied with large ears which helps radiate body heat. Like the African Wild Dog, the middle toes of each paw is fused. This is unique feature of this subspecies of Gray Wolf. They are opportunistic feeders and hunt mainly at night.

Arabian Wolf

 

 

 

Arabian wolf

Arabian Wolf 

 

 

 

Canis lupus arabs

Subspecies of the Gray Wolf

Southern Israel, Southern and western Iraq, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Saudi Arabia

Large ears help disperse body heat

40 pounds

Hunt in pairs or packs from three to four animals

Middle two toes of the paws are fused

2 to 12 pups

Numbers increasing