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Pictures from the fauna in Ethiopia:  Abyssinian Wolf, Nile Crocodile, and Nyala in Ethiopia.

Abyssinian Wolf in Ethiopia
Abyssinian Wolf (Canis simensis), also known as the Ethiopian wolf, in Ethiopia.

The Abyssinian Wolf is the most endangered species of wild canid. There is believed to be fewer than 450 alive in the wild. It is is endemic to Ethiopia. They are found at altitudes above 3,000 metres (9,800 ft), mainly in the Bale Mountains National Park in southeastern Ethiopia. They are the only wolf species to exist in Africa. Although Ethiopian wolves live in packs that share and defend their territories, they almost always hunt alone. The diet of the Ethiopian wolf is mainly composed of diurnal rodents.

Nile Crocodile in Ethiopia
Nile Crocodile (Nile Crocodile) in Ethiopia.

With a size of 5 m (16 ft) and a weight of 225 kg (500 pounds) on average, the Nile crocodile, also known as the common crocodile, is the largest of the crocodilians (which inlude also the alligators, caimans, and gharials) in Africa. It eats mainly fish, but it will attack almost any other animal equal or smaller in size on its way. Although they are cold-blooded, crocodiles keep their body temperatures relatively constant.

 Crocodiles have been around for more than 200 million years.
 
Nyala in Ethiopia
Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) in Ethiopia.

The Nyala is a Southern African antelope. With its spiraled horns, the male is easily recognizable. The Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) is found in high altitude woodland of Ethiopia.


 

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