The 435,071 square miles of Ethiopia are well populated with a diverse range of wildlife. There are nearly 300 species of mammals and 300 species of birds, many which make their home in the lake areas of the Great Rift region.
On his excursions in Ethiopia, Evan Maxfield was able to observe many different species of animals. There were monkeys and baboons in the forested areas, the deer-like nyalas on the plains, warthogs in the brush, and red foxes in the mountains. Half of the world’s population of red foxes, which are also known as Ethiopian wolves, live in the country’s beautiful, green highlands above 12,000 feet. Packs of camels are also commonly seen being herded on the roads and sold like cattle, or used like pack mules.