Published: March 2006
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme
A comprehensive website for the wolf, providing history, news, and updates on the species status.

Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Read a brief description of the species and link to press releases and other websites, including the IUCN's Canid Specialist Group.


Gottelli, Dada, and Sillero-Zurbiri, Claudio. "Highland Gods, but for How Long?" Wildlife Conservation (July/August, 1994), 44-53.

Gottelli, Dada, and others. "Molecular Genetics of the Most Endangered Canid: The Ethiopian Wolf Canis Simensis." Molecular Ecology (January 1994), 301-12.

Kingdon, Jonathan. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, 1997.

Sillerro-Zubiri, Claudio, and others, eds. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. The Ethiopian Wolf. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group, 1997. Available online at

Sillerro-Zurbiri, Claudio, and others, eds. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group, 2004. Available online at

NGS Resources

Eastcott, John."Dance of Death." National Geographic (May 2005), 98-111.

Holland, Jennifer S. "The Wolf Effect." National Geographic (October 2004).

Lange, Karen E. "The Evolution of Dogs: Wolf to Woof." National Geographic (January 2002), 2-11.

Chadwick, Douglas H. "Return of the Gray Wolf." One Whole Day: Wolves. National Geographic Books, 2001.

Holland, Jennifer S. National Geographic (May 1998), 72-99.

Mech, L. David. "At Home With the Arctic Wolf." National Geographic (May 1997), 562-93.