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C'est le chacal d'Abyssine.

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16:12 Jan 25, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: C'est le chacal d'Abyssine.
tell me the english word for this animal
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Summary of answers provided
naMussoliniAlison Webb
naAbyssinian jackal, Simien jackal, red jackal, Simien fox, Abyssinian wolf and Ethiopian wolf
Yolanda Broad
naEthiopian wolf, Abyssinian wolfRgaspari


  

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1 hr
Ethiopian wolf, Abyssinian wolf


Explanation:
Have a look at the websites below


    Reference: http://www.animalinfo.org/species/carnivor/canisime.htm
    Reference: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/canis/c._sime...
Rgaspari
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3 hrs
Abyssinian jackal, Simien jackal, red jackal, Simien fox, Abyssinian wolf and Ethiopian wolf


Explanation:
I used to live in Ethiopia, but never ran into the beast, although I suspect that some of those pelts that street vendors used to offer me must have come from this animal. Probably part of the reason it's so rare...

Note: *chacal* = *jackal* in English

However, there are a whole bunch of names for this animal:

The Simien Jackal
... canid. There are several common names for it, which include Abyssinian jackal, Simien jackal, red jackal, Simien fox, Abyssinian wolf and Ethiopian wolf. This ...
home.uleth.ca/~zgurjm/ethiopia.html

Chapter 1 Hauptfenster
... after larger animals, such as lions. The other varieties are the crafty black-backed
jackal, the shy side-striped jackal, and the rare Abyssinian jackal. ...
members.magnet.at/roland.kind/main_chapter_1.htm - 98k - Cached - Similar pages

Related canids - Britannica.com
... after larger animals, such as lions. The other varieties are the crafty black-backed
jackal, the shy side-striped jackal, and the rare Abyssinian jackal. . ...
www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/8/0,5716,114628 4 108360... - 30k - Cached - Similar pages

Wolf Country, taxonamy in Eurasia
... of alternate names for the animal reflects its questional taxonomy: Abyssinian
jackal, simien jackal, red jackel, simien fox, Abyssinian wolf, Ethipian wolf ...
www.wolfcountry.net/information/WolfSpecies/eruasia.html

Here is some specific info about which name is most appropriate:

Animal Info - Ethiopian Wolf
... name of Canis simensis should be the "Ethiopian wolf", rather than the "Simien jackal", as it had previously been called. This was based on preliminary genetic ...
www.animalinfo.org/species/carnivor/canisime.htm

Ethiopian Wolf is the term that comes up most often (412 hits on Google)

And here is some info on the animal itself:

Ethiopian Wolf
Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis (Rüppell, 1840). HABITAT: Common in open moorlands
where vegetation is less than 0.25m high. Also seen on heather moorland. ...
Description: Endemic to the mountains of Ethiopia at an altitude range 3,000 to 4,377m, this species has a total...
Category: Recreation > Outdoors > Wildlife > Wolves
www.panda.org/resources/publications/species/underthreat/ page12.htm


Animal Info - Ethiopian Wolf
Animal Info - Ethiopian Wolf. ... ** The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid in the world
(Gottelli & Sillero-Zubiri 1994) , and one of the world's rarest mammals. ...
www.animalinfo.org/species/carnivor/canisime.htm


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Yolanda Broad
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5 days
Mussolini


Explanation:
I'm not sure about this, but if you've tried the obvious things, M's nickname was the Jackal, and he did terrible things in Ethiopia

Alison Webb
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