Facts about Rare Animals  : Flora and fauna are one of the are the major things you will sport in Uganda and these will be the best closers of your Uganda safari tour and they honestly give you a mind thrilling adventure

On a Uganda safari thousands of people would love to have the best moments of their tours and even have the best adventures ever.

Uganda has been blessed with some of the rarest animals in Uganda which include the best five and these will thrill your brain with their ways of life.

Uganda safari has come to discover that some animal species have been presumed to be purely diurnal. Yet, they show flexibility in their activity rhythm, and can occasionally be active at nigh

Therefore here are some of the fun facts about the rarest animals in Uganda.

Rothschild giraffe: The Rothschild’s giraffe is easily unique from other category. The clearest sign is in the coloring of the coat or pelt it is even the most endangered one.

Interesting facts about Rothschild giraffe: The Rothschild’s giraffe lives in desert and savannah plains areas of Africa.

Rothschild’s giraffe is an herbivore and love to eat Acacia trees branches/leaves.

Rothschild’s giraffe can eat 75 pounds of food each day.

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Rothschild Giraffe

They sleep just about 30 minutes a day.

Rothschild’s giraffes weigh between 1800 and 2500 pounds.

Rothschild’s giraffes mature to between 16 and 19 feet, Facts about Rare Animals .

Ugandan rhinos: Uganda used to have a large number of rhinoceros species, particularly northern white and southern white rhinos, and the second-largest land mammals on Earth after the elephant. So these are now in ziwa sanctuary.

Interesting facts about Rhinos:

The name Rhinoceros means nose horn

There are different species of Rhinos out of which 3 are native to Asia and 2 are native to Africa

White rhino can weigh over 3500 kg

After elephant white rhinos are the 2nd largest land mammal

Three of the five rhinoceros species are listed as being critically endangered

Red Colobus Monkeys: It was formerly considered a subgenus within the genus Procolobus, which is now restricted to the olive colobus, they are closely related to the black-and-white colobus monkeys. These are mostly found in the rain forests of Uganda.

Interesting facts about Red Colobus Monkeys;

They are grey to black with bright red-orange undersides, cheeks, and lower half of limbs

The name is derived from Greek word “Colobe” which means “cripple”

They don’t have thumbs

They have long tails which is around 24 inches

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Red colobus monkeys

Red Chimpanzees: Our closest living relations, the chimpanzees, are familiar enough cheerful and ornery and promiscuous. But they also kill and eat their kin, in this case the red colobus monkey, Facts about Rare Animals .

Facts about Red Chimpanzees;

These highly adaptable species can live in diverse vegetation like tropical rainforest, montane rainforests at altitudes of up to 3000m, swap forests etc.

Where male chimpanzee’s life span is 31.7 years, female chimpanzee’s live up to 38.7 years

Female chimpanzees get their sexual maturity at the age of 13 and after 13 they can give birth to children any time of the year

Chimps take a ride on their mothers back until they reach 2 years old

Chimps share 98% of human DNA

They can use various tools

They play lots of activities like human-like hugging, kissing, holding the baby tight, etc.

Ugandan elephant: There are about 5,000 elephants in Uganda today. They are typically found in the sceneries of Kidepo, Murchison-Semliki, and the Greater Virunga Landscape.

Facts about the African Elephant:

African Elephants are the world’s largest land mammals

After a few species of Apes, elephants are the most intelligent animals

The groups of elephants are led by the female elephant of the group

They can eat diverse vegetation including grass, leaves, woody parts of trees and shrubs, flowers and fruits

An adult elephant intake 150kg of food a day – that’s 50 tons a year.

African lions: The lion is a large cat of the genus Panther native to Africa and these are the widely seen in Uganda, Facts about Rare Animals .

Facts about African Lions;

They are the most social cat groups living in groups called pride that consist of 15 or more lions

While male lions take charge of protecting their territory females take the charge of hunting

These majestic cats are threatened by habitat loss. The lion is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Lion’s roar can be heard by 8km

They can run about short distances at 50 mph and jump as far as 36 feet.

An African lion can sleep up to 20 hours a day.

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Ugandan leopard: Known as the most secretive and elusive of the large carnivores found in the wild, the leopard is a magnificent sight to behold for those who get the opportunity to see it. And there a few of them in Uganda.

Facts about Leopards;

The spots on the furs of Leopards are called rosettes

These fast cats can run up to 58km/h

Leopards are very solitary and spend most of their time alone

They are skilled climbers and can climb any kind of trees

Female leopards leave a different kind of scent rubbing themselves in trees as a sign of ready for a mate

Female leopards give birth to 2-3 cubs once

Female leopards weight around 62 – 100 pounds and male leopards weigh around 80 – 150 pounds.

African Dogs: The African wild dog also called the African painted dog and the African hunting dog is a wild canine which is a native species to sub-Saharan Africa, Facts about Rare Animals .

Facts about African Dogs:

African wild dogs are highly sociable

They usually live in packs of 6 to 20 numbers

They communicate through a variety of vocalizations, movements, and touch

They are one of the intelligent and cooperative hunters

Both the male and females do the babysitting

The scientific name for the African Wild dog means “painted wolf”

These scarce species are truly manifestation attraction of Uganda, so plan for Uganda Safaris in your next holiday. Meet these disappearing species and learn more about how to restore these species. and also enjoy other fun activities in Uganda.

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