Rabies Outbreak in the Ethiopian Highlands

Our field researcher in the Bale Mountains, Freya van Kesteren, has alerted the Ethiopian authorities to a fresh outbreak of Rabies, which has resulted in the loss of at least 8 Ethiopian Wolves from her study group alone. This is a tragic loss to this highly endangered African Mammal.

Freya in the field discovering a tragic death of an endangered Ethiopian Wolf from rabies

We are acting quickly to preserve the genetic diversity of the population by banking the reproductive tissue of animals that succumb to the disease. This will give us the opportunity to regenerate these animals in the future, preventing their genetic make up from being lost forever.