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Appendix 4: Mammals Seen

Bushpig  (Potamochoerus porcus) – in the forest near the HQ, Nechisar NP.

Warthog (Phacochoerus aethiopicus) – common in the Rift Valley.

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) – in several of the larger lakes.

Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) - only seen while driving through Mikumi NP, Tanzania.

Grey Duiker (Cephalophus grimmia) – widespread & frequent.

Salt's Dik-Dik (Madoqua saltiana) – several seen from Awash northwards to Mille.

Phillip's Dik-Dik (Madoqua phillipsi) – widespread & common.

Klippspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) – common in Simien Mountains.

Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) – seen in the north of Awash NP.

Mountain Nyala (Tragelaphus buxtoni) – between Sanetti Plateau and the Harrena forest.

Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) – several in Nechisar NP.

Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis) – several in Kudu valley, Awash NP (not seen clearly), and one seen near Fôret du Day.

Beisa Oryx (Oryx gazella) – several in Awash NP.

Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus) – seen in Lake Abiata-Shala NP.

Swayne's Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus) – several in Awash NP.

Soemmering's Gazelle (Gazella soemmeringi) – several at Awash NP.
Thomson's Gazelle (Gazella thomsoni) – several at Nechisar NP.

Walia Ibex (Capra ibex) – a single animal sleeping on the Simien Mountains.

African Wild Ass (Asinus africanus)possible (or else feral) in the Yangudi-Rassa NP.

Grevy's Zebra (Hippotigris grevyi) – several in Awash NP.

Burchell's Zebra (Hippotigris quagga) –several herds in Nechisar NP.

Rock Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei) – several at Fantalle Crater, Awash NP.

Cape Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis) – common on Simien & Bale Mountains.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) – small herds on the road through Mikumi NP, and on the Zambezi escarpment. Also one between Immigration & Customs on the Zimbabwean side of the Beit Bridge border!

Geoffroy's Ground Squirrel (Euxerus erythropus) – seen near Gorgora.

Unstriped Ground Squirrel (Xerini rutilus) – common in Awash and towards Djibouti.

Gambian Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus gambianus) – suspect this was the squirrel species occurring in the woodland near the HQ at Nechisar NP.

Cape Hare (Lepus capensis) – common in Simien & Bale Mountains.

Simien Fox (Canis simensis) – 4 (2 pairs?) on Sanetti Plateau.

Side-striped Jackal (Canis adustus) – widespread & frequent

Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas) – two on the road from Negele to Yavello.

Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis) one dead on the road north of Mega.
Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon) – several seen in scattered localities.
Slender Mongoose (Herpestes sanguineus) – widespread (seen about 5 times).

Yellow Mongoose (Herpestes ochracea) - Djibouti.

White-tailed Mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda) - widespread & common.

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) – once in Nechisar NP.

African Wild Cat (Felis silvestris) – one in Awash NP.

Lesser Galago (Galago senegalensis) - presumed this species in forest near HQ at Nechisar NP.

Olive or Anubis Baboon (Papio cynocephalus) – common in south.

Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) – common from Awash to Djibouti.

Gelada Baboon (Papio gelada) – common in the Simien Mountains.

Ethiopian Grivet (Cercopithecus aethiops) – widespread, identified at the hotel at Bahir Dar, Lake Tana.

Abyssinian Grivet (Cercopithecus hilgerti) – widespread, identified at the hotel at Lake Awasa.

Matschie's Grivet (Cercopithecus ellenbecki) – identified at the hotel at Jima.

Tantalus Grivet (Cercopithecus tantalus) – identified at the hotel at Gambela.

Guereza (Colobus guereza) – widespread, often in hotel gardens.

Neumann's Colobus (Colobus gallarum) – identified on road between Sodo & Arba Minch.

An Ethiopian trip: 27/11/1999 to 17/01/2000Giles Mulholland 31 January 2000

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