Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dictat...

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Urban hyenas pose threat in Addis Ababa

Wild animals attack homeless people Urban hyenas are becoming a growing problem in Addis Ababa, where they attack homeless people at night. The city estimates its hyena population at between 30...
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Lion kills zookeeper at Addis Ababa zoo

A zookeeper was attacked and killed by a lion at Addis Ababa zoo after forgetting to close the door to the animal's inner cage. The incident took place on 16 September as the zookeeper Abera Silsay wa...
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Stray dog cull in Addis Ababa

Authorities in Addis Ababa have announced that they have killed just under 10,000 stray dogs as part of a mass culling operation. The estimated number of stray dogs in the capital is about 200,000,...
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Conservation plan for Ethiopia’s wild animals

Ethiopia has unveiled a conservation plan to protect three of its largest carnivores – the cheetah, wild dog and lion, whose natural environments are under increasing threat by development and h...
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Addis Ababa to build new zoo

The city is to relocate the Lion Zoo Park to a new site at Peacock Park in the Bole area of the capital. The 30 million birr deal between the city administration and local firm Defense Construction En...
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Lions at Addis zoo put down.

Lions at the famous Lion Zoo in Addis Ababa are being poisoned and the bodies sold to taxidermists because there is not enough money to look after them. Zoo administrator Muhedin Abdulaziz told the As...