Gorongosa National Park is in the Great Rift Valley of central Mozambique a vast diversity of fauna and flora with unique environmental characteristics. Its forests and savannahs are home to lions, hippos and elephants. Lake Urema and its surrounding wetlands and rivers attract scores of water birds. The multitiered Murombodzi Falls spills over jagged rocks on the slopes of Mount Gorongosa. Limestone gorges and bat-filled caves define Cheringoma Plateau. Restoration of the Park wildlife population continues with the successful reintroduction of a 14-member painted wolf group (also known as mabecos). Mabecos were part of the Gorongosa ecosystem in the past but were extirpated from the Park.