Vaccine hope for endangered wolf

13 November 2008 | News story

Scientists battle to save the world’s rarest wolf from rabies by creating ‘barrier’ of vaccinated wolf packs.

A  dedicated team of conservationists are hard at work in the remote Bale Mountains of southern Ethiopia in a race to conserve less than 500 remaining Ethiopian Wolves. The species Ethiopian Wolf (Canis simensis), is classified as Endangered on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The intervention against this deadly disease is endorsed by the IUCN SSC Canid Specialist Group and the IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group.

 


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.