predatorily process in the Awash National Park: The wild pig (warthog)
is common. Cats such as cheetahs and leopards are also present, although less
easy to spot. Although less frequently, Black-backed, and common jackals, and
caracals are also seen in the park.
It is the largest flying bird
native to Africa
. It is a member of
the bustard family
, which all belong
to the order Gruiformes
and are restricted
in distribution to the Old World
. In fact, the male
kori bustard may be the heaviest living animal capable of flight. This species,
like most bustards, is a ground-dwelling bird and an opportunistic omnivore.
Male kori bustards, which can be more than twice as heavy as the female,
attempt to breed with as many females as possible. The nest is a shallow hollow
in the earth, often disguised by nearby obstructive objects such as trees near
to Doho Lodge & widely in the Allaidege plain.