ETHIOPIA







d.jpgThe last mammal species in the world to be scientifically classified (in 1919), the mountain nyala, an endemic antelope, is confined to the forests of the Bale National Park, primarily around Lake Zwai.Until 1908, its existence was unknown. The park's estimated population of 4,000 is now considered endangered. Mountain nyalas come together in herds of five to ten animals.
They can stand over 3 and a half feet tall at the shoulder and shaggy, brownish-grey coats with no apparent pattern of white stripes.
wolfethiopian1.jpgThis is the Ethiopian Wolf is one of the rarest and most endangered of all wolves.The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, however, they are now thought to be related to the wolves, rather than foxes they resemble.
It is thought that the Ethiopian Wolf may be a descendant of the Grey Wolf.
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This is an Ethiopian Grevy's Zebra

This is an the Grevy's Zebra is found in nothern Kenya, Somalia and eastern Ethiopia The Grevy's Zebra lives in a dry, and hot country. The Zebra is horse like with a big broad. round ears. Their long narrow head head, very narrow and numerous stripes on their boy and legs. Their belly is usually pure white. Thier length is 2.1-2.3 Meters and thier tail in 50cm. The zebras shoulder hieght is 1.5 Meters, and thier weight is usually 350-400 kg's which is 650-800 pounds. Thier life Span is 25-30 years they usually eat grass and some folige.




These are my referenses
http://geography.about.com/library/cia/b
• Location : Eastern Africa, west of Somalia
• Geographic coordinates : 8 00 N, 38 00 E
• Area : total: 1,127,127 sq km, land: 1,119,683 sq km, water: 7,444 sq km
• Climate : tropical monsoon with wide topographic Variation
• Elevations : lowest point: Denakil Depression -125 m
 highest point: Ras Dejen 4,620 m
• Population : 73,053,286
• Languages : Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English (major language taught in schools)
• Ethiopia's poverty-stricken economy is based on agriculture, accounting for half of GDP, 60% of exports, and 80% lack of employment. The agricultural sector suffers from frequent drought. Coffee is critical to the Ethiopian economy with exports of some $156 million in 2002, but historically low prices have seen many farmers switching to great to supplement income. The war with Eritrea in 1998-2000 and recurrent drought have buffeted the economy, in particular coffee production. Under Ethiopia's land tenure system, the government owns all land and provides long-term leases to the tenants; the system continues to hamper growth in the industrial sector as entrepreneurs are unable to use land as collateral for loans. Drought struck again late in 2002, leading to a 2% decline in GDP in 2003. Normal weather patterns returned late in 2003 helped growth recover in 2004.


http://tourismethiopia.org/pages/culturalintro.asp
• Ethiopia has culture and traditions dating back over 3000 years. With over 80 different Ethnic groups with their own language, culture and traditions. The strong religious setting, celebrations and festivals play an important part in every ones daily life.
Church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life. The events are impressive and unique. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has its own head, follows its own customs, and is extremely proud of its fourth century origins.
• Ethiopia's Islamic tradition is also strong and offers colourful contrast, particularly in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country. In fact, there were Ethiopian Muslims during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammed. This rich religious history is brought to life in the romantic walled city of Harar, considered by many Muslims to be the fourth "Holy City" following Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem.



Proposal : My proposal is to show all you reading this some of the endangered animals of Ethiopian, the culture and language of Ethiopia.