Kibale the primate capital

Kibale the primate capital

Kibale the primate capital

Why is Kibale referred to as the capital of primates? Kabarole District, in western Uganda, is home to Kibale National Park. The town of Fort Portal City is not far from the park. Fort Portal is roughly 35 kilometers southeast of it. The park is a component of the broader Kibale Fort Portal ecosystem and occupies an area of roughly 795 square kilometers. The distance between the park and Uganda’s capital city is about 358 kilometers.

What makes Kibale known as the capital of primates?

Because Kibale National Park boasts one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world, it has earned the name PRIMATES CAPITAL, the best place in Uganda to trek chimpanzees. With more than 1500 chimpanzees residing there, it is a sanctuary for them. Adorable primates, chimpanzees share 98.7% of our DNA, making them our closest living cousins.

With over 370 bird species, including the Green-breasted Pitta, Great-blue Turaco, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-spotted Nicator, Double-toothed Barbet, Blue-headed Bee-eater, Black-billed Barbet, Pin-tailed Whydah, Red-fronted Tinkerbird, and Red-faced Barbet, the park is one of the most popular places for birding safaris in Uganda.

Twelve additional species of primates can be found in Kibale National Park in addition to chimpanzees: Mangabeys, Golden Monkeys, Black Colobus Monkeys, White Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Lhoest Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Red-tailed Monkeys, Thomas Galago, Bush infants, and Pottos

In addition to being a sanctuary for primates, Kibale Forest National Park is home to a variety of other creatures, such as African Forest Buffaloes, Leopards, Bushbucks, Forest Duikers, Serval Cats, Common Warthogs, and so many more.

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