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Introduction and background of Lions in Uganda

Uganda has ten gazetted National Parks covering an area of 11,273km2, spanning mainly the eastern and western international borders of the country (Map 1). Together with the areas covered by forests and 12 existing wildlife reserves, these occupy 21 % of the total surface area of the country (SOE, 2001). Three of these National parks, Murchison Falls (Murchison falls…

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Five facts about Elephants

Among nature’s many gifts to Uganda is the giant African Elephant seen while on safari in Uganda. The Asian and African elephant are the only two remaining elephant species in the world and Uganda is home to the latter. There are two genetically different African subspecies i.e. the savanna elephant and forest elephant all found in Uganda.BBC Inspire African…

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Top 12 Birds Found in Uganda

Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination with the list of birds found in the country topping 1 000! Many of these birds live only in these tropical forests with rare sightings being described as “mythical” while it is believed that some of the birds living in the remote forests of Uganda may not even be classified as of yet!…

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5 Fascinating Facts About the Ostrich

The Ostrich This enormous bird is the largest feathered creature on the planet. The ostrich belongs to the ratite family, along with its similarly flightless cousins such as emus, cassowaries and kiwis. It is also the holder of many other records. Many authorities now believe the Somali ostrich, of arid parts of East Africa, to be a separate species…

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Facts About The Ostrich In Kidepo National Park

The Ostrich also known as the Struthio camelus, a flightless bird is the world’s largest bird. In Uganda the Ostrich is only found in Kidepo National Park in the north eastern part of the country and are therefore endemic to Africa and live in the savanna areas of Africa. They are huge flightless birds characterized with a small head,…

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Antelope in Uganda

Uganda’s open grasslands and wooded bushlands support the most splendid biodiversity of small, medium, and large antelope in Africa. All Antelopes are members of the Bovidae family, which also claims our domestic livestock. Bovidae has four basic categories including grazers (wildebeest and hartebeest), selective grazers (steenbok, oribi, waterbuck, reedbuck, roan, sable, and oryx), grazers and browsers (tsessebe, impala, eland,…

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Amazing African Buffaloes

Meet the amazing African Buffaloes, Uganda Safari A buffalo is believed to be a cross of an ox and a cow, it is a verge huge African bovine and among the big five animals. An African buffalo is also known as a cape buffalo, it has thick horns that protrude from each side of its head and its one…

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Warthog Facts and Information

Fast Facts Description Pig-like animal, black or brown in color, with coarse but sparse hair covering body. Its face is long with fleshy warts and protruding tusks. Size 0.9 to 1.5 m (2.9 to 4.9 ft.) in length; 63.5 to 85 cm (2.1 to 2.8 ft.) tall at shoulder Weight 50 to 150 kg (110 to 330 lbs.) Diet…

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Kazinga Channel,Uganda

The Kazinga channel is  a wide, 32-kilometre (20 mi) long natural channelconnecting the two Lakes; Lake Gorge (which is to the east) and Lake Edward (which is to the west). This channel is among the most important features in Queen Elizabeth National Park (which is the most well-liked game reserve in Uganda covering an entire land area of 1,978 sq km). The channel has the…

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