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Conservation & Research
We believe that it’s only through providing access to knowledge and information that people can be inspired to take positive action for the environment.
Animal Rescues
The majority of the animals we rescue are mostly endangered. Our team works in the hot sun and slippery pens of mud to provide a safe haven.
Outreach Programs
We have tried to link environmental education sessions to the National Curriculum, using an experiential learning approach with live animals.

About UWEC

Popularly known as “Entebbe Zoo", UWEC was opened in 1952, by the Colonial Government in Uganda, as a reception centre for wild animals that were found as casualties.

It’s beyond seeing and learning about animals . Participate in; corporate events, behind-the-scenes experiences, dine at our restaurant, have your children enjoy the play facilities and much more throughout the year!

Our Impacts in Numbers

Every year, we rescue and resettle 100s of animals from birds to primates.

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Animals in Our Care

Our veterinary and animal caretakers undertake a series of activities throughout the year to ensure that all animals are healthy

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Successful Rescues

We work closely with other stakeholders like UWA and communities. However, we believe that rescuing animals is just a short-term solution.

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Conservation Campaigns

We believe that it is through inspiring the children with trips to to see animals, interpretation talks that we can influence their wildlife awareness.

Latest News

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

We thank all trade visitors and hosted buyers who made it a point to engage us at booth 41-Y at…

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Sophie the Lioness

Sophie the Lioness

This is not the Lion King, an American animated story about Simba, Nala, Mufasa, or Scar. This is a true…

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World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2020

World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2020

The Minister of State for Tourism Kiwanda Godfrey Ssubi, high-level representatives from the line ministry and conservation agencies garthered today…

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Our Waste Management Club

Our Waste Management Club

Our Waste Management Club has innovative ideas of dealing with the waste materials since it is an awkward task for…

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Chimpanzee Enrichment

Chimpanzee Enrichment

Chimpanzees have famously been observed using tools in the wild to gather food, often with sticks that are used to…

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Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation

Paying taxes gives a feeling of responsibility, of being part of the fabric of our country, of contributing to the…

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Our Partners

UWEC believes in the power of partnerships and collaborative efforts to bring about change in the work that we do. We have a rich history of partnering with multinational corporations and national companies who share our commitment to wildlife. We work closely with our partners to identify, design and implement initiatives and build mutually beneficial partnerships.

Become a Volunteer

You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with Us. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact.

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