Sanctuaries of Ethiopia

babile

Babille Elephant Sanctuary

The sanctuary was created to protect the last remaining population of eastern elephant.

Location: the sanctuary is situated 570km east of Addis Ababa on the Jijiga road. The coordinate is found between N9o05’and E42o20’, with the altitude ranges 1000-2000m asl. 

Rainfall: the lower altitude of the area receives an average of 590mm rainfall annually.
Ecological zone: south-east lowland
Vegetation type: semi-arid bush and woodland.
Major wildlife species: include the endemic Elephant, Hamadryas Baboon.

senkelle

Senkelle swayne's Hartebeest sanctuary

This sanctuary was created to save the most viable population of the Swayne’s Hartebeest- an endemic and endangered subspecies. 

Location: the sanctuary is situated 300km south of Addis Ababa on the Arbaminch road. The coordinate is found between N7o10’and E38o20’, with the altitude ranges 1500-2,300m asl. 

Rainfall: the area receives an average of 1,116mm rainfall annually.
Ecological zone: Rift valley 

Vegetation type: Savanna grassland and bush land

Major wildlife species: include the endemic Swayne’s Hartebeest; Bohor Reedbuck, Oribi, Greater Kudu.

wild life yabelo

Yabello sanctuary

It was primarily established to protect Ethiopian Bush crow, White-tailed Swallow; and other wildlife of greatest significance.

Location: it is located in Borena Zone, some 550km south-east of Addis Ababa on the way to Moyale. The altitude ranges between 1000-1,500m asl. The area is situated within the coordinates of N10o45’ and E40o45’.

Rainfall: the area receives an average of 760mm rainfall annually.

Ecological zone: South-east lowland

Vegetation type: Savanna grassland and bush land

Major wildlife species:

Endemic mammal: Swayne’s Hartebeest

Endemic birds: Ethiopian Bush crow, White-tailed Swallow, Degodi Lark, Sidamo longclawed Lark, Salvadori’s Serin and Yellow-throated Serin.

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