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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 Programs

Make a reservation for any of our coveted programs

Our Impacts in Numbers

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


Animals in Our Care

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


Successful Rescues

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


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

Bid Notice Under Open Bidding

Development, and Operationalization of an Online Booking, Ticketing System & Commission/ Installation of Pedestrian/Car Access Control System - UWEC/NCons/21- 22/00018…

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UWEC Appeals For Support Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic

UWEC Appeals For Support Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic

Following the Presidential address by His Excellency the President of Uganda on the COVID -19 pandemic where he declared the…

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Postponed: IZE/PAAZA training

Postponed: IZE/PAAZA training

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for this year's IZE/PAAZA training, hosted by Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education…

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day

We are delighted to celebrate World Wildlife Day in the Gorilla highlands-Kisoro district. The national theme is sustaining wildlife for…

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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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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.