Animals in Kidepo National Park


Animals in Kidepo Valley National Park

Animals in Kidepo National Park: Kidepo valley national park is well known for having the highest concentration of animals of all the wildlife national parks in Uganda. It is rich in predators and other species. The “big 4” include the lions and leopards which are occasionally seen while the buffaloes and the Elephants are commonly seen. Other animals include; zebras, Jackson’s hartebeest, the recently introduced Uganda Kobs from Murchison falls national park, Oribi, Eland, Klipspringer are commonly seen. The other occasionally seen animals are the cheetahs and the hyenas while others like the giraffes, wild dogs, bat-eared fox, black-backed and side-striped jackal are rarely seen.

Kidepo valley national park is a home to some of the animals that cannot be seen anywhere else of the other existing national parks of Uganda. Some of these animal species include; the Cheetah, aardwolf, caracal, mountain reedbuck, Guenther’s dik-dik and greater. Since some part of Kidepo valley national park is savannah vegetation, the park is also a habitant to some of primate species including the rare patas monkey. Those not mentioned are most likely not found in Kidepo valley national park.