Forest Elephants in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park)

Elephants are the largest existing land animals.

The Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of the places where you can find African Forest elephants in Uganda.

African forest elephants are smaller, with their ears more oval-shaped and their tusks are straight and point downward. Forest elephants also have a much slower reproductive rate.

Forest Elephants in Bwindi

Forest Elephants in Bwindi

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is one of the only places in Africa where forest elephants are known to regularly hybridize with savanna elephants

African forest elephants were listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat destruction and conflicts with local people.

Forest Elephants are some of the surprise guests that we receive at Four Gorillas lodge and you never know when you may get lucky.