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Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM

The African Golden Wolf is the first new wolf species discovered in 150 years


There's a new wolf in town (well in Africa).

That guy up there is called the African Golden Wolf, and it was originally thought to be a jackal.

Jackals, wolves and coyotes are all part of the canid family - and this new species is the first discovery of its kind in 150 years.

The findings were published Friday in Current Biology.


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