Wild Animals Found In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth national park is blessed with a lot of animal species and it's the best park in Uganda when it comes to wildlife.

Wild Animals Found In Queen Elizabeth National Park

Animals of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is Uganda’s most popular destination with diverse ecosystems i.e. sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, fertile wetland, and lakes. With an estimated size of 1978 sq. km, Queen Elizabeth national park is located in western Uganda in the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi, and Rukungiri. The park is 400 km away from Kampala city. Queen Elizabeth national park is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species.

Queen Elizabeth national park is blessed with a lot of animal species and it’s the best park in Uganda when it comes to wildlife. Queen Elizabeth is half the size of Murchison falls national park and is one of the largest national parks in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park has 95 mammals among which there are five big animals apart from white rhinos found in the Ziwa rhino sanctuary. These animals include

The Big cats of Queen Elizabeth National park: The tree-climbing lions of Ishasha are the major big cats of Queen Elizabeth national park and these make a highlight of a Ugandan safari. These animals in Queen Elizabeth national park are found in the southern area of the park in the Ishasha sector. They are tree climbers because they are seen in tree branches of trees of savannah vegetation. These lions climb the tree because of many reasons i.e. to run away from bites of tsetse flies on the ground, to view their play well up from trees i.e. they spy Uganda kobs grazing in the field and lastly the lions of Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park climb trees to avoid hot grounds in the dry season that’s January and February so they climb up trees to cool down

Other cats in Queen Elizabeth national park include leopards which are nocturnal and camouflage, they are mainly seen in the night game drives in the park. Small cuts in the park include civet genal and they are also nocturnal animals seen well in the night game drive.

Primates of Queen Elizabeth National Park: Queen Elizabeth national park has about 10 species of primates’ among which includes chimpanzees. Chimpanzees of Queen Elizabeth national park live in Kyambura gorge a rain forest through savannah grassland. The chimpanzees are some of the animals in the park and are endangered in Uganda. Other primates in Queen Elizabeth national park include red-tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, and black and white monkeys among others.

The big animals of Queen Elizabeth National Park: The big animals of Queen Elizabeth national park include elephants, hippos, lions, and buffaloes. Queen Elizabeth national park has gotten over 2500 elephants, 5000 hippos, 1000 buffaloes that live in the savannah plains and are seen mostly during game drives and Kazinga channel and Lake George shorelines.

Other animals in Queen Elizabeth national park include giant forest hogs that are seen during game drives, mongooses mainly found in Mweya peninsular, Uganda kobs, sitatungas, antelopes, waterbucks among others.  Queen Elizabeth is a protected area with large numbers of herbivores. Animals that feed and cats that prey on herbivores.

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