Ethiopia has a huge diversity of wild species. Among
the different species 31 mammals, 30 amphibians, 14 reptiles, and about 1000
plant species are endemic to Ethiopia. In terms of birds, Ethiopia has a large
number of endemic bird species than any other country in eastern Africa. More
than 862 bird species live in Ethiopia among them 22 are endemic that occur
only in the geographic area of Ethiopia. Thus, Ethiopia is believed to be
paradise for birds.
Ethiopia has 9 National parks, 4 wildlife sanctuaries,
and 8 wildlife reserves.
The Semien mountains national park and the Bale
mountains national park are among the most spectacular and most famous places
for visitors enjoy trekking and hiking.