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Animals at Rwenzori Mountains National Park 

Rwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda is home to a rich variety of animals, adapted to its diverse ecosystems, including montane forests, bamboo zones, and alpine moorlands. Here are some notable animal species you might find in Rwenzori Mountains National Park.

 

Rwenzori Three-horned Chameleon

This unique reptile is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains. It has a distinctive appearance with three prominent horns and the ability to change colors.

 

Rwenzori Colobus Monkey

These black-and-white colobus monkeys are commonly found in the park’s forested areas. They are known for their agile tree-dwelling behavior and their striking appearance.

 

Rwenzori Duiker

This small antelope species is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains. It has a reddish-brown coat and can be spotted in the lower forested regions of the park.

 

Rwenzori Red Duiker

Another endemic duiker species, the Rwenzori Red Duiker, has a reddish coat and can be found in the higher forested areas of the park.

 

Rwenzori Leopard

While leopards are elusive and rarely seen, they inhabit the higher reaches of the park. These magnificent big cats are skilled predators and roam the mountain slopes.

 

Rwenzori Otter

The Rwenzori otter is a semiaquatic mammal found in the park’s streams and rivers. These playful creatures have adapted to life in water and feed on fish and other aquatic life.

 

Giant Forest Hog

This large pig species is found in the park’s lower altitude areas. It is known for its robust build and prominent tusks.

 

Rwenzori Sun Squirrel

This squirrel species is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains. It has a striking appearance with a dark coat, a reddish-orange belly, and a bushy tail.

 

Rwenzori Olive Pigeon

This pigeon species is endemic to the Rwenzori Mountains and can be found in the park’s forested areas. It has a beautiful olive-green plumage.

 

Rwenzori White-starred Robin

Another endemic bird species, the Rwenzori White-starred Robin, is known for its distinctive white spots on its black plumage. It inhabits the forested zones of the park.

 

The park’s diverse habitats provide a home for a wide range of wildlife, making it an important conservation area in East Africa.