WHICH WILDLIFE SPECIES ARE IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK-UGANDA
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has been recognized for being a wildlife home, specifically a habitat for over half of the total world’s endangered mountain gorilla populations. With a total of twelve (twelve) mountain gorilla families habituated and designated for tourism, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has four different gorilla trailheads for travelers to track mountain gorillas, which include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Nkuringo.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers habitat to over eleven primate species, such as the black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, rare L’Hoests’ monkeys, baboons, blue monkeys, and chimpanzees. Bwindi also inhabits nocturnal Ape species like potto, Demidoff’s Galago, and spectacled Galago
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has several forest elephants, clawless otter, bushpigs, Giant Forest Hogs, Black-fronted Duikers, bats, Yellow-backed duikers, civets, side-striped jackals, and rodents.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a birder’s haven with over 350 unique forest birds, including the 23 endemic Albertine bird species. 25 other bird species are restricted-range species, and four of them are globally threatened. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park bird species include the African Green Broadbill, Chapin's Flycatcher, short-tailed warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Shelley’s Crimson Wing, Fraser’s Eagle Owl, Western Bronzenaped Pigeon, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Lagden’s Bushshrike, and the rare Oberlander’s Ground Thrush.
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects approximately 220 butterfly species, including the Albertine endemic species. Bwindi Impenetrable has only three unique and notable butterfly species, which include the Cream Banded Swallowtail, Characters foumierae, Graphium gudenusi, and the endangered African giant swallowtail.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is also home to 27 amphibian species, eleven of which are Albertine endemic species, while six are of global conservation interest, such as the Western Rift Leaf Folding Frog and Ahl’s Reed Frog.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park possesses a good number of reptiles being protected, including 14 snake species, and 9 of these snakes are endemic to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. There are also six chameleon species and 14 lizard species.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is endowed with over 1000 flowering species of plants, including 163 tree species and 104 ferns. Bwindi forest's northern side is concentrated with Guineo-Conolian flora and that allowed the growth of two internationally recognized tree species, such as the Brown Mahogany and Brazzeia long pedicellate.