A little more about the Simien Mountains
The park itself offers spectacular views and a large variety of wildlife, including baboons, ibexes, Ethiopian wolves and birds of prey such as the rare lammergeyer, a huge vulture. The national park has three general botanical regions. The lower slopes have been cultivated and grazed, while the alpine regions are forested.
The higher lands are mountain grasslands with fescue grasses as well as heathers. The park was created primarily to protect the unfamiliar walia ibex, a type of wild goat native to Ethiopia. Also in the park are families of geladas and the rare Simien fox. Over 50 species of birds have been reported in the Simien Mountains.