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Endemic Wildlife in Ethiopia


Ethiopian Wildlife Birdwatching in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Endemic Animals

Complete Listing of Ethiopia's Endemic Wildlife

endemic wildlife in ethiopia


What Ethiopia lacks in numbers, it makes up in rare and endemic life.

Unlike her counterparts in certain areas of Africa, large herds of animals are a rarity, although they do exist, such as the buffalos in Gambella and the Zebras of Nechisar.


List of the Endemic Wildlife Present in Ethiopia:


African elephant

African Wild Dog

Beira (Antelope)

Dibatag or Clarke's Gazelle

Dorcas Gazelle

Ethiopian Wolf

Gelada

Grevy's Zebra

Mountain Nyala

Pale Tawny Hartebeest

Red-fronted Gazelle

Soemmerring's Gazelle

Somali Wild Ass

Speke's Gazelle

Swayne's Hartebeest

Walia Ibex


A Detailed List of Ethiopia's Endemic and Rare Wildlife Population

Species and Common Name Included


Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei - Swayne's Hartebeest

Alcelaphus buselaphus tora - Pale Tawny Hartebeest

Ammodorcas clarke - Dibatag or Clarke's Gazelle

Arvicanthis abyssinicus - Ethiopian Arvicanthis

Arvicanthis blicki - Blick's Grass Rat

Asellia patrizii - Patrizi's Trident Leaf-nosed Bat

Canis lupus lupaster - "African Wolf"

Canis simensis - Ethiopian Wolf

Capra walie - Walia Ibex

Chlorocebus djamdjamensis - Bale Mountains Vervet

Crocidura baileyi - Bailey's Shrew

Crocidura bottegoides - Bale Shrew

Crocidura glassi - Glass's Shrew

Crocidura harenna - Harenna Shrew

Crocidura lucina - Lucina's Shrew

Crocidura macmillani - Macmillan's Shrew

Crocidura phaeura - Guramba Shrew -

Crocidura thalia - Thalia's Shrew

Dendromus lovati - Lovat's Climbing Mouse

Desmomys harringtoni - Harrington's Desmomys

Desmomys yaldeni - Yalden's Desmomys

Diceros bicornis - Black Rhinoceros

Dorcatragus megalotis - Beira (Antelope)

Equus africanus somaliensis - African Wild Ass

Equus grevyi - Grevy's Zebra

Gazella dorcas - Dorcas Gazelle

Gazella rufifrons - Red-fronted Gazelle

Gazella soemmerringii - Soemmerring's Gazelle

Gazella spekei - Speke's Gazelle

Grammomys minnae - Ethiopian Thicket Rat

Hipposideros marungensis - Hipposideros megalotis - Ethiopian Large-eared Roundleaf Bat

Kerivoula eriophora - Ethiopian Woolly Bat

Lepus starcki - Ethiopian Highland Hare

Lissonycteris petraea - Petra Fruit Bat

Lophuromys brevicaudus - Short-tailed Brush-furred Rat

Lophuromys brunneus - Thomas's Ethiopian Brush-furred Rat

Lophuromys chercherensis - Lophuromys chrysopus - Ethiopian Forest Brush-furred Rat

Lophuromys flavopunctatus - Ethiopian Buff-spotted Brush-furred Rat

Lophuromys melanonyx - Black-clawed Brush-furred Rat

Lophuromys menageshae - Lophuromys pseudosikapusi

Loxodonta africana - African elephant

Lycaon pictus - African Wild Dog

Mastomys awashensis - Awash Mastomys

Megadendromus nikolausi - Nikolaus's African Climbing Mouse

Miniopterus natalensis - Natal Long-fingered Bat

Mormopterus acetabulosus - Natal Free-Tailed Bat

Muriculus imberbis - Striped-back Mouse

Mylomys rex - Ethiopian Mylomys

Myotis morrisi - Morris's Bat - Myotis scotti - Scott's Mouse-eared Bat

Nilopegamys plumbeus - Ethiopian Water Mouse

Otomops martiensseni - Large-eared Free-tailed Bat

Otomys typus - Otomys fortiori - O. helleri - O. cheesmani - O. yaldeni - O. simiensis - Ethiopian Vlei Rat

Panthera leo - Lion

Pipistrellus aero - Mt. Gargues Pipistrelle

Plecotus balensis - Ethiopian Long-eared Bat

Rhinolophus blasii - Blasius's Horseshoe Bat

Rhinopoma macinnesi - Macinnes's Mouse-tailed Bat

Stenocephalemys albipes - White-footed Stenocephalemys

Stenocephalemys albocaudata - White-tailed Stenocephalemys

Stenocephalemys griseicauda - Gray-tailed Narrow-headed Rat

Stenocephalemys ruppi - Rupp's Stenocephalemys

Tachyoryctes macrocephalus - Big-headed Mole Rat

Tadarida ventralis - African Giant Free-tailed Bat

Theropithecus gelada - Gelada

Tragelaphus buxtoni - Mountain Nyala