Rhinoceros is short for Rhino or Rhinos for plural.  The rhino’s name derives from the Dutch ‘weit’ meaning wide a reference to its wide square muzzle adapted for grazing. The black rhino decline drastically in 1970s and 1980s due to poaching. That’s why many were trans-located to fenced sanctuaries in the early 1990s. Fact Sheet

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and the most unique and specialized member of the cat family. It can reach speeds of 70 mph. Unlike other cats, the cheetah has a leaner body, longer legs, and has been referred to as the “greyhound” of the cats. It is not an aggressive animal, using

It is also known as a marsh buck. It is a swamp-dwelling antelope. Sitatunga is a good swimmer hence its occupancy in swampy areas. Fact Sheet Common Name: Marsh Buck / Sitatunga Scientific name: Tragelaplus Spekeii Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Order: Arodactyla Class: Boxidae Mammalia Family: Boridae Sub family: Borinae Genus: Tragelaplus Species: Spekeii Where

Ostrich (Struthio camelus) are huge flightless birds with small a head and wings and massive legs and two large forward pointing toes are endemic to Africa. This world’s largest bird is a savanna resident and in Uganda you can see it in Kidepo National Park and the far northeastern part of the country. There are

Vervet monkeys use different sounds to warn of different types of predator. For instance, vervets have distinct calls to warn of the sighting of a leopard, a snake, or an eagle. Scientific name: Chlorocebus aethiops Young vervet monkeys appear to have an innate tendency to make these alarm calls, and adult monkeys seem to give

The African buffalo is or member of the ‘Big five’ group of animals with the elephant, rhino, lion and leopard. It is among the hunted animals it is a large animal and of the dangerous. They are unpredictable and are usually placid if left alone. Fact Sheet Common name: African Buffalo Scientific name: Synarus Caffer

Fact Sheet Common Name: African Elephant Scientific name: Laxodonta Africana Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Genus: Luxodonta Species: Africana Where to Find the African Elephant Found in Congo Kitunyaro, Maasai Steppe, Samburu, Zambezi. They live in nearly any habitat that has adequate quantities of food and water characteristics, from dense forests to

Scientific name: Panthera leo Until the late Pleistocene, which was about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans. They were found in most of Africa, much of Eurasia from western Europe to India, and in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. Today there are only 2 surviving