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Ethiopia, with its spectacular and diverse landscapes, is home to a wide range of mammal species, including some of the world's rarest.

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An Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Ethiopia

Trevor Jenner

Note - This event will take place online via Zoom. All registrants will be sent links to the session shortly before the event.

The Horn of Africa hosts around 104 larger mammals, of which twenty are either endemic, or near endemic. Ethiopia, with its spectacular and diverse landscapes, is home to 281 mammal species of which forty-five are considered endemic, though most are smaller mammals, shrews and rodents - larger mammals are typically considered to be at least squirrel sized.

Trevor Jenner's talk will focus on the larger mammals of Ethiopia, including some of the world's rarest endemics:

  • Ethiopian wolf, rarer than the giant panda, this iconic species inhabits the high plateaus at altitudes of up to 4,000 metres.
  • Bale monkey, denizen of the cloud forest.
  • Gelada, an exotic primate that grazes on grass and inhabits the gorges and precipices of the high mountains.
  • Starck's hare, a high altitude endemic.
  • Mountain nyala, the world’s last large mammal to be discovered, inhabits the high altitude mountain forests and grasslands.
  • Walia ibex, a rare endemic mountain top dweller.
  • Giant mole-rat, a strange Afroalpine endemic.

Examples of the impressive range of families of primates, carnivores, proboscids and ungulates in Ethiopia will be covered together with some of the smaller species like the hyraxes. Expect to see some magnificent photographs!

Trevor Jenner has had a multi-faceted career, including a bird and wildlife guide, which has entailed a host of travelling throughout the globe. His quest for birds and mammals has taken him on expeditions to many parts of the world including remote and dangerous places. A travel and natural history writer, Trevor's lifetime of trekking, writing, photographing and researching mammals has culminated in the recently published Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of the Horn of Africa.


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Mammals of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia - Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of the Horn of Africa by Trevor Jenner

Meru Publishing, High Wycombe, November 2020

ISBN 9780993416118

Softback, full colour, 216 pages, over 350 images and maps.

List price - £16.99 UK, distributors worldwide.

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The Anglo-Ethiopian Society was formed in 1948. The object of The Society is to advance public education and knowledge concerning Ethiopia.

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