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Debra Libanos Gorge - 1 afternoon, May 2007. Gelada – or Bleeding Heart - Baboons are easy to find. There were a few Olive Baboons on the way to a cave just down the escarpment. The cave itself held some Greater Bentwings (Miniopterus inflatus) and what I decided must have been a few Bushveld Horseshoes (Rhinolophus simulator).
Lake Ziway and the Abiata-Shala National Park - 1 afternoon, May 2007. Bush Hyraxes (Heterohyrax brucei, aka the Yellow-spotted Hyrax), Hippo, Slender Mongoose, Grant’s Gazelle, Oribi.
Lake Awassa - 1 night, May 2007. Guerza Colobus Monkeys, Grivet Monkeys, White-toothed Shrew sp.
The Bale Mountains - 2 nights, May 2007. Olive Baboons, Warthogs, Mountain Nyala, Bohor Reedbucks, Menelik's Bushbucks, Serval, Common Jackal, Rock Hyraxes, Starck’s Hares, Klipspringers, Blick’s Grass Mouse (Arvicanthis blicki), Black-clawed Brush-furred Rats (Lophuromys melanonyx), Yellow-spotted Brush-furred Rats (Lophuromys flavopunctatus), Ethiopian Wolf, Giant Mole Rat, Common Duikers.
Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary - 2 hours, May 2007. Swayne's Hartebeest, Oribi and Warthogs plus a woeful amout of livestock.
Lake Langano - 1 night, May 2007. Rock Hyraxes, Warthogs and Little Wrinkle Lipped Bats (Chaerophon pumila).
Awash National Park - 2 nights, May 2007. Salt’s Dikdiks, Soemmerring’s Gazelles, Beisa Oryx, Lesser Kudus, Abyssinian Hares,Warthogs, Black-backed Jackals, Common Jackals, Common Genet, Olive Baboons, Grivet Monkey, Hamadryas Baboons, Bat-eared Foxes, Rueppell's Fox, African Grass Rat (Arvicanthus niloticus), White-tailed Mongoose, Sundevall's Roundleaf Bat, Egyptian Tomb Bat, Spiny Mouse sp, Gerbil sp.
Simien Mountains National Park - 2 nights, January 2008. Gelada Baboons and Walia Ibex plus three species of rodents - abundant Arvicanthis abyssinicus, a few Otomys typus and an undescribed Lophuromys species.
Other People's Trip Reports
Ethiopia, 2012: Romain Bocquier, 10 days & 32 species including Clawless Otter, Salt's Dikdik and Ethiopian Wolf.
Ethiopia, 2011: Richard Webb, 9 days & 43 species including an Aardwolf and Bale Monkey.
Ethiopia, 2009: Trevor Hardaker, 2 weeks & 37 species including an Aardvark and Bale Monkey.
Ethiopia, 2007: Stefan Lithner, 3 weeks & 54 species including Gerenuk and Grevy's Zebra.
Ethiopia, 2007: Steve Anyon-Smith, 5 weeks & 51 species including Caracal and Striped Hyena. Bloody funny too.
Ethiopia, 2005: Christian Boix, 4 weeks & 46 species including Aardvark, Caracal and Gerenuk.
Ethiopia 1996: Uffe Gjøl Sørensen, 1 month & 44 species including Crested Porcupine, Wildcat and Dwarf Mongoose.