The African Elephants in Uganda


Elephants are the largest wild animals in the world which are also found in Uganda’s National Parks. Also called African / Savannah Elephant, they can leave in the wild for between 50-70 years but some elephants can grow to the age of 80 years. A fully grown savannah elephant in Uganda will weigh between 3500kgs to 1200kgs.
Females are known to be slightly smaller than males, a baby elephant (calf) will normally weigh about 105kgs the long gestation period of the mother which runs for 22 months.
Uganda has got the Savannah and Forest Elephants. These different species can be well-observed if you travel to places like Murchison falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park more especially in Ishaha and comparisons with the elephants which cross back and forth into Uganda and Congo from the Ntungwe River. You notice the difference in size and colour and again, the forest elephants are more distructive than those in the Savannah grass lands.
An Elephant will use its trunck for many purposes but most especially to draw water and grass for feeding but will also use the trunck to create way in the wild and some times raise the trunck up with ears wide when it sights danger. The trunck can take in up to 15-litres of water in a single draw. The tusk of an elephant will also helps draw water especially in clearing the weed away from the water,clear the thickets and get good grass, help trees down to get fruits and also help in digging salt.
These tusks for a fully grown elephant, they can measeure up to 3-meters and can also weigh up to 9 metres.
Elephants will spend around 16 hours feeding on grass, shrubs, tree branches and will consume atleast 140kgs in a day. They spend most of the time feeding and they will normally rest more or less than 2 hours in the wWhere to spot or locate Elephants in Uganda
Kidepo Valley National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park
However: Those on Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and also on Chimpanzee tracking/ Habituation in Kibale Forest Na
Parks might see the African Forest Elephants there.
Safaris to see Elephants of Uganda
16 Days Panaroma Uganda
14 Days Uganda Safari.
11 Days best of uganda.
7 Days Uganda Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking
6 Days wildlife and Chimpanzee Safaris
5 Days Kidepo Valley National Park
4 Day Flying Safari to Kidepo Valley National Park
3 Days Murchison falls Safari

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