The Ethiopian Wolf, a fascinating animal, is very sadly endangered. And it's all because of humans.
    Firstly, it's important to know what these beautiful beasts look like. They are overall alike to a coyote, with long legs, and a pointed, elongated muzzle. A tawny reddish brown covers their coats, with whitish or ginger underfur. Females can have this fur be yellowish, especially during pregnancy. The pups' fur it charcoal gray. In general, males are larger than females. Now, where can one find an Ethiopian Wolf?
    The rare Ethiopian Wolf dwells in only 7 areas on their native continent, Africa. These are only in mountainous or plains, as well. Their numbers are limited in these places, only an estimated 450 of these wolves in the wild. This makes them the most threatened candid in the world. Almost all of the locations are in Ethiopia, making the species almost nonexistent outside of the country. To top it all off, packs are spread out over a surplus of ten miles, making inter-breeding extremely difficult. And why are they endangered, anyway?
    But what makes these creatures so scarce, anyway? Many reasons, actually, and all of them involve humans. The first is that the exploding economy forces more farmland use, stealing more habitat every day. The humans in Africa, as is commonly known, is third-world and very poor, people starving to death every day. This means that if someone sees something with as much meat on its body as the Ethiopian Wolf, it's dead if they can catch it. This food need also adds more livestock, overgrazing becoming an issue and stealing even more land. Finally, roads and new cities pose a looming threat.
    The Ethiopian Wolf is an animal to preserve, and we need some help to get them to stay for generations into the future.