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UWEC Recognized as an All Inclusive Wildlife & Recreational Facility in Uganda

In recognizing the role that Uganda Wildlife Education Centre plays, Embrace Kulture, Entebbe Children Welfare School, the Municipal Council today joined Madeline Stuart in recognizing the Wildlife Centre as a pioneer Zoo in Africa to encourage and promote outdoor activities for persons with special needs, at an event that was graced by over 70 persons with special needs, at UWEC Zoo.
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Madeline Stuart is an 18 year old model from Brisbane, Australia with Down Syndrome. As with many people with Down Syndrome Maddy struggled with her weight for a long time, and last year she decided to get healthy and chase after her dreams.

Maddy really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability through gaining attention through social media. She wants people to know that Down Syndrome is a blessing, something to be celebrated. “She loves the camera! People need to see how she shines, how her personality just bursts out.” Help Maddy get her message across by sharing her photos and her story and make the world a better place.

At UWEC, we are proud to have host Maddy and other persons with special needs.

You can bring your child, family member at our facility and you will be sure that we will take care in a manner that their beloved ones would!

Please visit UWEC with persons with special needs.

The Executive Director UWEC Re elected on PAAZA Executive Committee

Mr. James Musinguzi,the Executive Director UWEC was re elected to the Executive Committee of the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria at the last PAAZA conference held in South Africa.
He bounces back as the chairman of the East, West and Central Africa chapter of Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquria.

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In the picture above, John Wearth, James Musinguzi and Esther, the PAAZA chair in Aouth Africa.

The IGG & Team visit UWEC

Off the Inspectorate General of Government busy schedule, UWEC was privileged to host and take through the management team through the different visitor programs and operations of the centre. The team visited our quarantine facilities, animal clinic in addition to some breathing taking and up close animal experiences in our behind the scenes programs.
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The team got an opportunity to watch the rescued cheetahs, elephant, African Rock Python, Giraffe in addition to other animals. For many of the participants, it was their first time to visit the centre after their school days!
They were largely impressed with the facility operations. The IGG staff were overheard planning to come back with their families and friends!

You too, can participate in similar behind the scenes experiences at wildlife education centre!

Number of Rescued Animals Increase

During the months of March and April, 2016. We received 36 community calls, requesting UWEC to intervene in; problem animals, stray or animals they deemed dangerous to the communities.

Due to distance and resource constraints we managed to respond in time to some cases and where we deemed necessary gave advise on how communities could live harmoniously with wildlife, including reducing on rates of encroachment on their habitats.

The following animals have now become our residents, pending release back to the wild;

4 Snakes (1 African Rock Python, 2 Gabon Viper, 1 forest Cobra)
2 Birds (crown crested crane and Marabou stork)
1 Velvet monkey, rescued in a garage in Mengo, Kampala.

At the garage, the mechanics told us that they had held the the velvet monkey for close to two years. They could serve him with beer, sugar cane, cigarettes etc and he had become their “darling”, although confined on a rope at the mercy of sun, rain and anybody who cared to give him some food remains!

In all our rescues, we managed to engage communities on how they could peacefully coexist with wildlife.

It is our hope that you to can support us to in ensuring that the few wildlife left is conserved for our children.

Rescued Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus) from Helsinki Finland!

As went on with business on 26th January, 2016. Our rescue team received an emergency call from the airport authorities at Entebbe International Airport.

We wasted no time and rushed to the scene, where we found a bird that had been hit by the plane. The wings were completely shuttered and had to be amputated. He is steadily improving .

The Osprey (formerly classified with the hawk) had a ring from Finnish Museum of Natural History. And judging from the number of number bird species at our beach since December, 2015. Are are sure is one of the migratory birds that fly from Europe. The raptor therefore must have flown all the way from Helsinki Finland to Uganda!

He is 1.8 ft (length). Ospreys are unusual among hawks in possessing a reversible outer toe that allows them to grasp with two toes in front and two behind. Barbed pads on the soles of the birds’ feet help them grip slippery fish. When flying with prey, an Osprey lines up its catch head first for less wind resistance.

In their 15 to 20 years lifetime, Ospreys can migrate 160,000 miles. During 13 days in 2008, one Osprey is recorded to have flown 2,700 miles—from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to French Guiana, South America.

They are generally classified as birds of least concern, with their population steadily increasing world wide.

Visit us, learn and watch many other migratory birds at our beach today.

Try the forest trail at UWEC during your next visit!

When was the last time you went out to the forest? Had such a nice and natural breeze? Listened to the animals, birds or insects sounds so lound but organised?

Try it during your next visit to the wildlife education centre. Discover many free ranging animals from monkeys, birds to antelopes!

Want to swim on a safe clean beach? UWEC is for you!

Wondering where to spend your weekend, want a clean safe to swim beach with life savers and trained personnel ready to help at all time?

Don’t look else where, just come to the wildlife education centre, Entebbe. Watch the animals and make use of the longest beachline in Entebbe.

See you soon!

UWEC received a baby elephant feeding bottle

Last week, the wildlife education centre was delighted to receive a baby elephant feeding bottle from Dr. Brina Bunt. It is through people’s generous support that we are able to care for the rescued, confiscated and animals in distress and need at our facility.

Anybody can make a difference for wildlife. You too can contribute in kind or cash, Regardless of how small you think something is, we can’t do without it.

You can as well visit us and see many exciting rescued animals at the centre.

Catch our bird training and enrichment

New for 2015: You can join our avian team in training and providing enrichment of birds. Learn about the different bird behavior and conservation status. Get an insight on how our team works with them during open sessions on Saturday morning.

Meet interesting feathered friends including; peacocks, hens, parrots and many more every Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 am and 4 pm.

Contact our marketing and reservation team for details.

Imagine an Up-close and personal experience with the cheetahs!

Be part of the first people to take part in a thrilling one hour walk and experience with the cheetah as they make their daily enrichment exercises through the centre. Discover many amazing facts and experiences as you listen to the keeper talks and take photos of a life time.

Contact our marketing and reservation team for details.

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