Senkele - Swayne's hartebeests (Ethiopia)
We also made a short game drive in Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is 54m2 and unfortunately local farmers have a lot of cattle grazing in this park. There are not that many different animal species but the endemic and endangered Swayne's hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus swaynei) is unique. It is estimated that there are only 600 to 800 animals left. The Swayne's hartebeest is one of the eight subspecies of the hartebeest that only lives in Ethiopia.