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Simien National Park

Travel Guide Africa Ethiopia Simien National Park

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Introduction

A troop of gelada baboons

A troop of gelada baboons

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Simien Mountains National Park is a spectactular mountain range in the north of Ethiopia, including one of the highest peaks in Africa, Ras Dashan. The park is also home to some rare animals like the Gelada baboon, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, a goat found nowhere else in the world, and the Ethiopian wolf. It was one of the first UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1978, but unfortunately has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage danger list in 1996, mainly because population of some species was declining rapidly.

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