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Uganda Wildlife Education Center

Written by  Joomla! Jan 01, 2011

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) was opened in 1952 by the Colonial Government as a reception centre for wild

animals that were found sick, injured, orphaned, and those confiscated from Poachers. In the early 1960s, its role was changed to a zoo not until May 1994 when a proposal was made by the New York Zoological Society now the World Conservation Society, to turn it into a conservation education Center for conservation awareness purposes; hence the name, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

The site is on the shores of Lake Victoria and a must visit for anyone highly desiring to leave with a rich Checklist. The Common Ostrich, Peacock, Olive-bellied Sunbird, White-chinned Prinia, Grey-capped Warbler, Grey Parrot, Palm-nut Vulture (Vulturine Fish Eagle), Common-ringed Plover, Great Reed Warbler, Klaas's Cuckoo, Northern Crombec, Tambourine Dove, Cameroon Sombre Greenbul, Little Grey Greenbul, Grey Woodpecker, Northern Puffback, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, Common Bulbul, Double-toothed Barbet, The Speckled, Yellow-fronted and Yellow-rumped Tinkerbirds, Eastern Grey Plantain-Eater, Orange Weaver, Long-tailed Cormorant, Black-headed Weaver, Grosbeak Weaver, Black-headed Gonolek, White-throated Greenbul, several species of Kingfishers including the Woodland, Giant, Pied, and Stripped Kingfishers, Snowy-headed Robin-chat, White-browed Robin-chat, a number of Egret Species like the Littleand the Cattle, Red-chested Sunbird, Red-billed Firefinch, African Firefinch, the Bronze and Black-and-White Mannikins, Pied Crow, Grey-backed Camaroptera, Tawny-flanked Prinia, Olivaceous Warbler, Little Weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Egyptian Goose, Hamarkop, Grey-crowned Crane, the Red-eyed and Ring-necked Doves being among them

Last modified on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 12:39
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