Meet Our Closest Living Relatives- The Chimpanzees

All the 17 individuals under our care are orphans, victims of the Bush meat crisis and pet trade in Uganda. Visit Us and Learn more!

The Grey Crowned Crane is 116 cm tall and weighs 3.5 kg

Its body plumage is mainly grey. The wings are also predominantly white, but contain feathers with a range of colors. The head has a crown of stiff golden feathers.

Meet the World's Tallest Land Mammal- The Giraffes

Thanks to their towering legs and long necks, a giraffe's legs alone are taller than many humans- about 6 feet (1.8 meters). Visit UWEC and Learn more.


With their familiar horse-like physique and distinct black and white striping pattern,Zebras are among the most recognizable of all mammals. The stripes become wider and more horizontal towards the flanks. Each Zebra has a unique stripe. Visit Us and learn more!

The Centre's location on the edge of Lake Victoria, its rich vegetation and its surprisingly wide range of birds, butterflies and other indigenous animals make it an attractive venue for education as well as a pleasing one for those who visit, whether Ugandans or people from overseas.

UWEC boasts of a wide variety of wildlife species in the Mammal, Reptile, Bird and Primate sections. Most of the animals that come to UWEC have been rescued from smugglers, poachers or the community.

Bring your class or pupils along for a visit at UWEC Zoo and join us on the learning journey which helps you discover the unique aspects of animals under our care! Come close to them, explore, enjoy and learn how you can help save mother earth today.

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School of Crocs Camp On!

In collaboration with Corsu Uganda and Peter Prodomptu, (Crocodile man) all is set for a four day kids camp at UWEC. The camp kicks on today 28th October, 2014 at 6 pm.

The "Desert Horse" Excites Iganga Pupils!

Today has been busy with a series of school groups visiting the education centre. Noticeable of these was a school from Iganga District, who had nice time with the Camel!
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Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
Plot 56/57 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O Box: 369 Entebbe-Uganda,
+256 414  320 520
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