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Animals in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a country located in Africa, known for many different things. It is the second highest populated country in Africa, it has some of the highest mountains in Africa, along with some of the lowest points beneath sea level in the world. In addition to being known for that, Ethiopia is also known for its over 240 species of mammals, 28 of which are native to the country.

The Mountain Nyala is an antelope which is found in the woodland areas of central Ethiopia. There are about 4000 Mountain Nyalas found in Ethiopia. These animals tend to travel in herds of as little as two, up to herds of sixteen. Due to poaching for food and supposed medicinal uses, today the Mountain Nyala is considered an endangered species.

Belonging to the same family as the Mountain Nyala, the Menelik's
bushbuck
bushbuck is one of the other native animals of Ethiopia. Found in dense forest areas, this type of bushbuck spends most of the day laying in the bushes, avoiding being spotted by potential hunters.

The
Walia ibex
Walia ibex is another animal that is native to Ethiopia. The ibex is from the goat family, and currently there are only about 500 left in Ethiopia. This endangered species is found in Ethiopia's northern mountains, feeding on grass, herbs, and plants.

Ethiopia also is home to two of some of the most endangered animals the Simien jackal and the Ethiopian wolf.

Besides these animals, there are also rhinoceroses,
giraffe
giraffes, hippopotamuses, lions, antelopes, elephants, leopards.

So whether looking into the nature and wilderness of Ethiopia, or at the Ethiopian zoo, which houses the very rare black lion, there are many mammals which are interesting, unique, and special to this large, African country.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Ethiopia.
Even-toed ungulates in Ethiopia
Greater kudu
Common hartebeest
Tsessebe
Clarke's gazelle
Mountain reedbuck
Bohar reedbuck
Roan antelope
Beira antelope
Nile lechwe
Waterbuck
Grey duiker
Kob
African buffalo
Nubian ibex
Walia ibex
Blue duiker
Gerenuk
Dorcas gazelle
Harvey's duiker
Grant's gazelle
Klipspringer
Speke's gazelle
Gemsbok
Thomson's gazelle
Oribi
Salt's dik-dik
Guenther's dikdik
Common warthog
Giraffe
Giant forest hog
Mountain nyala
Bushpig
Bongo
Bushbuck
Common hippopotamus
Lesser kudu
Carnivores in Ethiopia
Spotted hyaena
Aardwolf
African clawless otter
Striped hyaena
African sand fox
Asiatic jackal
Ethiopian wolf
Side-striped jackal
Black-backed jackal
Wild cat
African caracal
Serval
Marsh mongoose
Slender mongoose
Desert dwarf mongoose
Common dwarf mongoose
Egyptian mongoose
Banded mongoose
Bat-eared fox
Speckle-throated otter
Honey badger
Abyssinian genet
African wild dog
Striped polecat
African civet
African lion
Common genet
Cheetah
Leopard
Panther genet
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Ethiopia
Chinese white dolphin
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bats in Ethiopia
Rusty pipistrelle
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Long-haired rousette
Greater long-fingered bat
Ethiopian large-eared roundleaf bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Persian trident bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Midas free-tailed bat
African yellow bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Dwarf free-tailed bat
Greenish yellow bat
Natal free-tailed bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Ethiopian woolly bat
Patrizi's trident leaf-nosed bat
Lesser woolly bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Trident bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Morris's bat
East african epauletted fruit bat
Scott's mouse-eared bat
De winton's long-eared bat
Cape hairy bat
Yellow-winged bat
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Welwitch's bat
African giant free-tailed bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Heart-nosed bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Lesser horseshoe bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Ansorge's free-tailed bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Eloquent horseshoe bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Chapin's free-tailed bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Little free-tailed bat
Lesser mouse-tailed bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Greater mouse-tailed bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Hyraxes in Ethiopia
Rock dassie
Bush hyrax
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Ethiopia
Cape hare
Ethiopian highland hare
Ethiopian hare
Elephant-shrews in Ethiopia
Rufous elephant-shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Ethiopia
Black rhinoceros
Burchell's zebra
Grevy's zebra
Pangolins in Ethiopia
Cape pangolin
Primates in Ethiopia
Patas monkey
Somali galago
Lesser bushbaby
Blue monkey
De brazza's monkey
Gelada baboon
Hamadryas baboon
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Elephants in Ethiopia
African elephant
Rodents in Ethiopia
Naked mole rat
Mearns's pouched mouse
Ammodile
African marsh rat
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Lovat's climbing mouse
Abyssinian grass rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Blick's grass rat
Chestnut climbing mouse
African grass rat
Ethiopian striped mouse
Crested porcupine
Striped ground squirrel
Tiny fat mouse
Harrington's rat
Mahomet mouse
Unstriped ground squirrel
Peter's mouse
Ethiopian narrow-headed rat
Delicate mouse
Gray-tailed narrow-headed rat
Big-headed mole rat
East african mole rat
Buffoon lemniscomys
Typical lemniscomys
Kemp's gerbil
Black-tailed gerbil
Rufous-nosed rats
Crested rat
Black-clawed brush-furred rat
Phillip's gerbil
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Fring-tailed gerbil
Savanna gerbil
Emin's gerbil
Typical vlei rat
Harrington's gerbil
Somalia gerbil
Acacia rat
Cushioned gerbil
Little red gerbil
Lesser cane rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Macmillan's thicket rat
Louise's spiny mouse
Natal multimammate mouse
Ethiopian thicket rat
Mullah spiny mouse
Speke's pectinator
Nikolaus's mouse
Small-eared dormouse
Wilson's spiny mouse
Gambian sun squirrel
African wading rat
Hinde's rock rat
Aardvark in Ethiopia
Aardvark
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