BALE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: Is on the southern plateau and is the second tallest Mountain range in Ethiopia several of the volcanic peak’s are over 4000m ( 13,000 ft ) high. The tallest being Mountain Tullu Deemtu at 4377 m ( 14,360ft ).
The Harrena escarpment crosses this alpine area in Africa Jumper and heather moorland over the lower reaches. And woodlands grow at higher elevation. Number streams flow through the park wildlife includes and the endemic Semien fox ( Ethiopian wolf ) red fox, warthog, leopards. Baboon Colobus monkey 200 birds special ( 16 of the endemic ) bushbuck ( some endemic ) and trout.
Plants include St John’s word, the giant lobelia, and an endemic thistle flower the Omar Caves contain an Islamic limestone shrine and is one of the most extensive cave systems in the world. The Bale Mountains are home to the Oromo people.
The road through the park is the highest all weather road in Africa. Yabello sanctuary protect the Swayne’s Hartebeest and four endemic birds, including a swallow and an extremely rare Turacol, other animals include zebra, giraffe and kudu.