Name: Jungle Cat
Latin Name: Canis lupus
Hebrew name: זאב, ze’ev
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Distribution: Natural areas in Israel where human population is sparse: denser sub-populations are found in the Golan, Judean Desert, Negev and Arava.
Habitat: All habitats except cliffs or shifting sands.
Notes: In 1979 it was estimated that there were 110-150 wolves living in Israel.