Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Wildlife



Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has been recognized for being a wildlife home, specifically a habitat to over half of the total world’s endangered mountain gorilla populations. With a total of 12 (twelve) mountain gorilla families Habituated and designated for tourism. Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has mainly 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, Bush Pigs, Giant Forest Hog, Black-fronted Duikers, bats, Yellow-backed Duiker, Civet, Side stripped jackal, 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 4 of them are world widely threatened. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park bird species include; African Green Broadbill, Chapin's flycatcher, short-tailed warbler, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Shelley’s Crimson wing, the Fraser’s Eagle Owl, Western Bronzenaped Pigeon, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Lagden’s Bush-shrike, and the rare Oberlander’s Ground Thrush.



Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects approximately 220 butterfly species, including the are Albertine endemic species. Bwindi impenetrable have only 3 unique notable butterflies’ species which include Cream banded swallowtail, characters foumierae, Graphium gudenusi, and endangered African giant swallowtail.



Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is also home to 27 Amphibian species and eleven of which are Albertine endemic species, while 6 are of global conservation interest such as 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, 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.


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