The lucky survivor thrives – News from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme
Exciting news from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme as they discover that the world’s first rehabilitated Ethiopian wolf, Terefe, has not only recovered from a life-threatening injury and found a new home in the wild but has formed his own pack.
Ethiopean wolf news – June 27, 2022 – written by Rian Harris:
“In the hills of Shehano, perched in the slopes of the Simien Mountains, lives a unique wolf: Terefe. He is the first ever Ethiopian wolf to be nursed back to health and released back to the wild after a life-threatening injury. Following his successful rescue and rehabilitation in 2020 by EWCP staff and associates, we have closely followed Terefe’s journey since his release, thanks to his Lotek Litetrack collar. Though he failed to re-join his natal pack, Terefe survived well enough on his own as he roamed northwards, eventually settling near the village of Shehano. Here, he was joined within a few months by a young female wolf, and the Terefe pack was formed.
Now, nearly two years after his injury, we are thrilled to share the news that Terefe is a father!
As part of their regular breeding season monitoring Getachew, Jejaw and Andualem of the Simien team set out for Shehano and met up with community guard Chilot to check on Terefe and his mate.