Uganda Wildlife

Follow the links below to learn about some of the wildlife found in Uganda. I have tried to include interesting facts and behavioral information with the hopes that people planning safaris will realize that the cats are not the ONLY interesting animals out there!

You will be richly rewarded if you spend some time watching herds of antelopes to try to determine dominance hierarchies, watching mixed groupings of animals to see the ways that they interact cross-species, and even watching a grouping (called a “tower”) of giraffes to see if you can determine genders just by observing where they are feeding in the acacia trees.

In many of the animal accounts, the basic information is at the beginning presented in an informal way.  For those wanting to go a bit deeper into the behaviors, read down in the “Detailed Information” section, which has a lot of information from The Behavior Guide to African Mammals and a few other sources, all referenced in the text.

  • African Elephant
  • Banded Mongoose
  • Black-and-White Colobus Monkey
  • Cape Buffalo
  • Hartebeest
  • Hippopotamus
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Oribi
  • Rothschild’s Giraffe
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Uganda Kob
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck