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“OK guys, shall we continue?” asked Allu, bringing our rest amid the granite boulders and giant lobelia to an end. Wrapping scarves across our faces against the unrelenting wind we struck out once more across the plain.

Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains National Park is home to Africa’s wolves. Half of the continent’s estimated 430 Ethiopian Wolves patrol the 850 square miles, an area twice the size of Kenya’s Masai Mara wildlife reserve.

Smaller than their European and North American cousins, with finer features, the Ethiopian Wolf would once have ranged over much…

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