AFRICA'S LAST Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I with his Lions. The lion is considered as Ethiopia‘s national animal and can be seen on various national artifacts such as the Ethiopian Lion of Judah flag and Ethiopian Airline.
Emperor Haile Selassie. born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.