Awash National Park Highlights

East African Oryx

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Central longitude/latitude locater: N85°5' E39°55'

Natural Attributes

Total Area:756km2; land: 756km2; water: 0km2
Altitude range: 750 - 2, 007m ASL
Rainfall-mean annual total: 619mm; period(s): Feb- Apr, Jun- Aug
Temperature range: Minimum: 9.6-22°c; Maximum: 32-42°c
Vegetation types: arid and semi-arid xerophilous woodland
Ecological zone: Rift valley
Major river catchment basin: Awash
Major wildlife species conserved: Beisa Oryx, Greater Kudu, Lesser Kudu, Swayne's Hartebeest, Soemmerring's Gazelle
Other animal species: Lion, Ostrich, Warthog, Guereza, Anubis, Hamadryas, Baboon, Grivet, Defessa waterbuck, Salt's Dikdik
Number of mammal species recorded: 46; endemic:0
Number of bird species recorded:392; endemic:5
Major physical/geological features: Awash river and waterfall, Fentale Crater, Filwoha hot springs, Lake Basaaka nearby

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