Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda)

The Bwindi rain forest covers the flanks of the Albert Rift, the northern most part of the East African grave breach. The rain forest of Bwindi is original and very old. He has developed since the last Ice Age to what he is today. The amount of the park extends from sea level to 1160 m to 2607 m. The park since 1994 on the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage.

In the sanctuary of Bwindi Forest Lands holds 340 animals, about half of all still living mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and alongside, other species of monkeys, elephants and various small antelope. The endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda are well protected even in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Other mountain gorillas live in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Overall, in Bwindi about 90 mammal species, including monkeys live like the black and white Guereza (a large red colobus). Next to him, and the mountain gorilla there occur a further nine species of monkeys. Among the bird species, 23 endemic, that is only in this area native, species.

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