Indigenous Animals & Plants
The Major Endemic Mamals of Ethiopia
The main Indigenous Plants of Ethiopia
The terms above may be too technical to the layman, and you do not have to be a botanist to enjoy the forest.
The grassy forest floor enables you to have easy walking and viewing of animals. There is a wonderful fruity smell of fallen Hagenia leaves that rise from your path. This large tree of the rose family, has separate male and female species. The female contain anthelmintic, and are widely used in a decoction against the tapeworm. That is why the tree is called 'kosso' tree, 'kosso' standing for tape worm. This tree is also very useful for wooden crafts.
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