Reptiles

Nile-Crocodile.jpg

July 14, 2015by admin0

Local Name

Luganda :      GGONYA

Kiswahili :     MAMBA

Lugisu :         KONYA

Lwo :             NYANGE

Lunyankole :

GONYA

Lugbara :      EYIO

Lutoro/Lunyoro : GONYA

Habitat:

Found in /along rivers, freshwater marshes, lakes, and estuaries, mangrove swamps

Range;

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and along the Nile River basin

In Uganda;

Murchison Falls NP

Shore of Lake Victoria

etc.

Food;

Carnivorous

They can eat insects on land and some aquatic animals, fish, frogs, terrapins, and hunt birds and mammals.

Threats to survival;

Hunting for skin and as pest

Habitat loss

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


Marsh-Terappin.jpg

July 14, 2015by admin0

Local Name

Lugisu :                       IKHUTU

Lwo :               OPUK

Lunyankole :   AKANYANKOGOTE

Habitat:

Near wetland

Range;

In the open country of Africa, generally south of Sahara Desert

In Uganda;

All regions

Food;

Insects, earthworms, snails, fish etc.

Threats to survival;

Wetland destruction

Water pollution

Get trapped in fishing nets

Threatened Level;

★★★★★

 

 

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About Them of UWEC

UWEC have some captured terrapins which derive from community rescue, and also have free ranged ones in nature in our site.

 


Gabon-Viper.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Habitat:

Rain forest, mountain forest and coastal drier forest

Range;

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa

In Uganda;

Mostly forest of Western

Food;

Small mammals like rodent, ground feeding forest birds, and amphibians

Threats to survival;

Habitat destruction

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


Egyptian-Cobra.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Local Name

 

Lwo :             –

Lunyankole : ENCHUWERA

Lugbara:       –

Lutoro/Lunyoro: –

Habitat:

Arid grassland, bushed savannas and woodlands

Range;

From Eastern Morocco to Egypt, Eastern Senegal, Sudan and south Africa

In Uganda;

Drier part in Uganda

Food;

small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, etc.

Threats to survival;

Hunting for highly priced skins

Killed because people fear to be bitten

Threatened Level;

★★★★★


UWEC_python.jpg

July 13, 2015by admin0

Local Name

 

Lugisu :         MUKOYABAKA

Lwo :             NYELO

Lunyankole : ORUZIRAMIRE

Lugbara:       ARA

Lutoro/Lunyoro:

Habitat:

Wetland

Range;

From South of  Sahara to Central Southern Africa

In Uganda;

All regions

Food;

Small mammals, birds, reptils, fish,etc.

Threats to survival;

Hunting for beautiful skin

Pet trade

People fear them and kill.

Destruction of wetland

Threatened Level;

★★★★★

 

 

ENZIRAMIRE