Ethiopia (March 2013)
Some Animals of the Bale Mountains
The Bale Mountains are home of rare wildlife. Unfortunately, I am not very optimistic for the future of this wildlife as large flocks of cows, sheep, and goats graze the same land, including within the boundary of the Bale Mountains National Park. Nevertheless, on each trekking day we saw some of this wildlife.
Perhaps the most famous animal in the Bale Mountains is the Ethiopian wolf, the world rarest canid. There only exist about 450 Ethiopian wolfs, most of them in the Bale Mountains.
In woodland areas, we saw large numbers of noisy black-and-white Colobus monkeys, with long white tails.
Rare bamboo-eating Bale monkeys.
Mountain Nyalas (males have long twisted horns).