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A lone Ethiopian wolf in Bale Mountain National Park ©Will Burrard-Lucas

BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, ETHIOPIA

In the remote highlands of south-eastern Ethiopia lies Bale Mountains National Park. The park covers an area of over 2,000km² and sits more than 3,000m above sea level. Its varied habitats are home to some of the rarest animals on Earth. The park has more endemic animals within its boundaries than any other national park, with unique and vulnerable species such as Ethiopian wolf, mountain nyala, Bale monkey and giant mole-rat. To see these creatures in their beautiful, but fragile, home is a privilege.

   The Ethiopian wolf is the rarest canid on Earth and the most endangered carnivore in Africa, with fewer than 450 animals remaining. The entire global population is found on just seven mountains in the Ethiopian Highlands, with more than half of them living in the Bale Mountains.

   

You can find out more about Will's project to photograph the wolves in his Ethiopian wolf blog post.