Animals

It’s no secret that Africa is best known for its wildlife wonders, and Uganda takes an impressive chunk of the wild pie with an incredible list of wild animals. From the savannah big game to the rainforest dwellers and sky gliders, you’ll find more than 340 animal species and more than 10,000 birds to watch.

June 3, 2020

African Wild Dog

Also known as the African hunting dog and painted dog, the African wild dog (lycaon pictus) is the largest canid in Africa and the most endangered […]
June 3, 2020

Bat-eared Fox

Named after its enormous ears disproportional to its body like a bat, the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a dog (Canidae) species found in open, arid areas of […]
June 2, 2020

Jackal

Jackals are small omnivorous canines related to the dog family, which includes domestic dogs, coyotes, foxes and wolves. There are three. Species of jackals, and the […]
May 31, 2020

The African Wild Cat

The African wild cat (Felis lybica) is reminiscent of the domestic tabby (a grey-streaked cat with dark stripes), with which it’s known to interbreed successfully. It […]
May 31, 2020

The African Golden Cat

The African golden cat is a wild cat endemic to the rainforests of West and Central Africa. It is about twice the size of a domestic […]
May 31, 2020

Serval

Thanks to their mega ears—the biggest of any wild cat relative to body size—a serval can hear just about any peep on the savannah plains. A […]
May 31, 2020

Caracal

Where to see caracals in Uganda
May 30, 2020

Cheetah

Undoubtedly, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the swiftest mammal on land and can reach speeds of 97 or perhaps 113 km per hour (60 or 70 […]
May 30, 2020

Leopard

The leopard (Panthera pardus) is an agile and powerful big wild cat closely related to the tiger, jaguar and lion. It lives in sub-Saharan Africa, northeast […]
May 29, 2020

African Lion

The African lion is the largest and most imposing African carnivore and the most sought-after animal on Africa safari. Lions have special cultural significance in most […]
May 25, 2020

Potto

Potto (Perodicticus potto), also called the bush bear, tree bear, or softly-softlys, slow-moving tropical African primate. The potto is a nocturnal tree dweller found in rainforests […]
May 25, 2020

Bush baby

Bush baby, also called galago, is a small nocturnal primate that spends most of its life in wooded habitats. Its distinctive features are its big saucer […]