Canis lupus The Canis aureus lupaster also known as Egyptian wolves can be found only in Northern Egypt, the Ethiopian highlands, and Northeastern Libya. It's possible that they
might still be in Saudi Arabia, but hunting has drastically reduced their numbers.


Appearing large for a jackal, the Egyptian wolf measures from 51 to 64 inches in length from tip of it's nose to end of it's tail, stands 16 to 20 inches at shoulder height and weighs anywhere from 22 to 35 pounds. It is rather thin with a coat which is usually tinged gray, beige or a dirty yellow. It is often discribed as lanky and might appear as reasonalbly heavier than it's actual weight. It is larger and longer limbed than other subspecies of the wolf, though smaller than the Arabian Wolf.These wolves are by and large nocturnal.


Like other dogs, they'll usually bark when excited or growl when irritated. They often bark when excited and growl when annoyed. They usually howl and or yelp calling out to each other just after dark and just before sunrise. They'll give an occasional bark. They are very sociable and usually live in either packs or more often pairs.


The Egyptian wolf is an omnivorous creature, feeding on everything from insects, snails, fish, chickens, young goats, sheep, birds and carrion as well as melons and corn.


No.but It had been listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Then suddenly in January of 2011, it was no longer listed anywhere by the IUCN. There may be no more than forty in the world.