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African Golden Wolf

  • Brand: ROCKDEEP
  • Availability: In Stock
  • SKU: RD-RX-2035-020002-XX-48

$119.99

The African Wolf - The Rebirth of the the OG WolfHaving all the comforts of the OG Wolf with History and Ancestry invoked throughout it's design and color-ways. The design is...

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Mediterranean Grey / Blue
Ash Black
Safari Brown

The African Wolf - The Rebirth of the the OG Wolf

Having all the comforts of the OG Wolf with History and Ancestry invoked throughout it's design and color-ways. 

The design is intentional and tells a story from inside and out.  

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Insole Material: PU
  • Outsole Material: Rubber
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up
  • Fit: Fits true to size, take your normal size
  • Release Date: Summer 2020
  • Lining Material: Stretch & Spandex
  • Athletic Shoe Type: Hiking Shoes
  • Model Number: 2035-020002

History - African Golden Wolf

The African golden wolf (Canis anthus or Canis lupaster is a canine native to North Africa and the Horn of Africa. It is the descendant of a genetically admixed canid of 72% gray wolf and 28% Ethiopian wolf ancestry.

 

It is primarily a predator, targeting invertebrates and mammals as large as gazelle fawns, though larger animals are sometimes taken. Its diet also includes animal carcasses, human refuse, and fruit. The African golden wolf is a monogamous and territorial species, offspring remain with the family to assist in raising their parents' younger pups.

In the Atlas Mountains, it was sighted in elevations as high as 1,800 m (5,900 ft). It is primarily a predator, targeting invertebrates and mammals as large as gazelle fawns, though larger animals are sometimes taken. Its diet also includes animal carcasses, human refuse, and fruit. The African golden wolf is a monogamous and territorial species, offspring remain with the family to assist in raising their parents' younger pups.

It was previously classified as an African variant of the golden jackal, with at least one subspecies having been classified as a wolf. In 2015, a series of analyses on the species' mitochondrial DNA and nuclear genome demonstrated that it was in fact distinct from the golden jackal, and more closely related to the gray wolf and the coyote

It is nonetheless still close enough to the golden jackal to produce hybrid offspring, as indicated through genetic tests on jackals in Israel and a 19th-century captive crossbreeding experiment.

It plays a prominent role in some African cultures; it is held in high esteem in Senegal's Serer religion as being the first creature to be created by the god Roog.

$119.99