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Posts tagged ‘elephant’

  • Where to travel in Uganda & East Africa in 2016 – the Muzungu’s plans

    Jan 2, 16 • 3036 views 5 comments

    Where to travel in Uganda & East Africa in 2016 Happy New Year, dear Diary reader! As we wave goodbye to 2015, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU / WEBALE / ASANTE SANA to everyone who’s read, talked about or voted Diary of a Muzungu...

  • How to feed a baby elephant

    Aug 5, 12 • 5411 views 9 comments

    Last week I told you the tragic story about the increase in elephant poaching and how Baby Charles came to UWEC. But despite his sad start in life, he’s a very happy little elephant, bringing heaps of fun to anyone who gets a chance to see him...

  • Imagine: elephants swimming to an island!

    Jul 5, 12 • 6554 views 12 comments

    Last week I had an elephant encounter  at Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe. When you first encounter this baby elephant Charlie, thoughts of murder are far from your mind. Originally from Queen Elizabeth National Park, Charles was...

  • An elephant encounter!

    Jun 24, 12 • 6757 views 5 comments

    We were all excited at the thought of seeing – and touching – a baby elephant. As we arrived, this jolly little creature, with his long, thick eyelashes came trotting along behind his keeper and soul mate Bruce, his carer at Uganda Wildlife...

  • A ticking off – ringing birds in Kibale Forest

    May 7, 12 • 6728 views 21 comments

    According to Roussouw, “Kibale Forest harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa.” Well, thumbs up to that. Kibale is where the muzungu saw her first wild Chimpanzee, and the apparently...

  • How do you deal with an elephant in your garden?

    Jul 20, 10 • 2291 views 5 comments

    A big part of UCF’s work focuses on “mitigating Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC)” – that is stopping humans and elephants from killing each other. Simply put, if we can protect the humans, we can protect the wildlife. It’s...