Jeff's Photos of Uganda Mammals

by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Jeff's Nature Page | Jeff's North American Mammals Page

Below are photos shot of various mammals during a 4 week trip to Uganda involving many half-day safaris in game preserves and national parks. Depending upon the day, photos were mostly shot with a Canon eos 90d. Many thanks to David Otto from Grassrootz for his guiding expertise! Enjoy!


UGANDA MAMMALS


CATS

Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Leopard (Panthera pardus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Lion (Panthera leo)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

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Lion (Panthera leo)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Lion (Panthera leo)
Ishasha Sector, Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
9 June 2021

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Lioness (Panthera leo)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

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Lioness (Panthera leo)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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PRIMATES

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Kibale N.P., Uganda
6 June 2021

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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Kibale N.P., Uganda
6 June 2021

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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Kibale N.P., Uganda
6 June 2021

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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Kibale N.P., Uganda
6 June 2021

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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

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Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

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Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Kibale Forest Lodge, Uganda
5 June 2021
Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Kibale Forest Lodge, Uganda
5 June 2021
Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Bigodi Community Walk near Kibale Forest, Uganda
6 June 2021
Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Bigodi Community Walk near Kibale Forest, Uganda
6 June 2021
Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Bigodi Community Walk near Kibale Forest, Uganda
6 June 2021
Ugandan Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles)
Kibale Forest Lodge, Uganda
5 June 2021

Mantled Guereza, Abyssinian Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus guereza)
Entebbe Botanical Garden, Uganda
30 May 2021

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Mantled Guereza, Abyssinian Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus guereza)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

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Mantled Guereza, Abyssinian Black-and-white Colobus (Colobus guereza)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

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Uganda Mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae)
Mabira Forest, Uganda
21 June 2021

Considered a subspecies of Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) until 2007.

Uganda Mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae)
Mabira Forest, Uganda
21 June 2021
Uganda Mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae)
Mabira Forest, Uganda
21 June 2021

Frequently found with Red-tailed Monkeys (foreground)


Olive Baboon, Anubia Babboon (Papio anubis)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
3 June 2021

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Olive Baboon, Anubia Babboon (Papio anubis)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Olive Baboon, Anubia Babboon (Papio anubis)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Entebbe Botanical Garden, Uganda
30 May 2021

Vervet Monkey may be the most abundant non-human primate on Earth.

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Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Entebbe Botanical Garden, Uganda
30 May 2021

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Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)
Ishasha Sector, Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
09 June 2021

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Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

Clocked at 55 kph, Patas Monkeys may be the fastest running primate on Earth.

Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

L'Hoest's Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
9 June 2021
L'Hoest's Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
9 June 2021
L'Hoest's Monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
9 June 2021

Blue Monkey, Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
11 June 2021
Blue Monkey, Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
11 June 2021
Blue Monkey, Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
11 June 2021
Blue Monkey, Diademed Monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
11 June 2021

Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
Mugahinga Gorilla N.P., Uganda
12 June 2021

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Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
Mugahinga Gorilla N.P., Uganda
12 June 2021

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Golden Monkey (Cercopithecus kandti)
Mugahinga Gorilla N.P., Uganda
12 June 2021

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Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
Nkima Forest Lodge, Mabamba Bay, Uganda
30 May 2021

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Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
Nkima Forest Lodge, Mabamba Bay, Uganda
30 May 2021

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Red-tailed Monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius)
Bigodi Community Walk near Kibale Forest, Uganda
6 June 2021

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Greater Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus)15 June 2021

The folks at Mihingo Lodge put out fruits each evening on an outdoor deck where a local wild galago often comes to dine for a bit after dark. Photographed with an iPhone 11 Pro. The only light was supplied by a lantern on the deck.

This species has several common names including Brown Greater Galago, Large-eared Greater Galago, Thick-tailed Galago, and Long-tailed Galago

Greater Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus)
Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
15 June 2021
Greater Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus)15 June 2021

This shot was taken with the iPhone and a red-light flashlight shining on the galago sitting on her platform in the tree.


HYRAXES

Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

ELEPHANTS

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African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
7 June 2021

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African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
7 June 2021

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African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
7 June 2021

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CARNIVORES: MONGOOSES

Common Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Common Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Common Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Common Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021

Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
3 June 2021
Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

CARNIVORES: DOGS

Side-striped Jackal (Lupulella adusta)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021
Side-striped Jackal (Lupulella adusta)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

CARNIVORES: OTTERS

Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Victoria at Jinja, Uganda
22 June 2021
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Victoria at Jinja, Uganda
22 June 2021

Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda
12 June 2021
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda
12 June 2021
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda
12 June 2021
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda
12 June 2021
Spotted-necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
Lake Bunyonyi. Uganda
12 June 2021

ODD-TOED UNGULATES: HORSES

Plains Zebra (Equus quagga)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Plains Zebra (Equus quagga)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Plains Zebra (Equus quagga)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Plains Zebra (Equus quagga)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

ODD-TOED UNGULATES: RHINOCEROSES

White Rhinoceros, Square-lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
16 June 2021
White Rhinoceros, Square-lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
16 June 2021
White Rhinoceros, Square-lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
16 June 2021
White Rhinoceros, Square-lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
16 June 2021

EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: PIGS

Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
3 June 2021

Lazy grazing...actually this is a common practice because their heads are so heavy and their necks are so thick/short

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Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021

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Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
15 June 2021

The Swahili name for Warthog is Poomba.

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EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: HIPPOS

Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
3 June 2021

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
7 June 2021

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Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: GIRAFFES

Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

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Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

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Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
3 June 2021

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Rothschild's Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: CATTLE, ANTELOPE, SHEEP, GOATS

Jackson's Hartebeest, Lelwel Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Jackson's Hartebeest, Lelwel Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Jackson's Hartebeest, Lelwel Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Jackson's Hartebeest, Lelwel Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

Topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Topi (Damaliscus lunatus jimela)
Ishasha Sector, Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
9 June 2021

Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021
Oribi (Ourebia ourebi)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
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African buffalo, Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

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African buffalo, Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

With Piapiac hitch-hikers

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African buffalo, Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
7 June 2021

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Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021

Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

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Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

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Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Ziwa Rhino Preserve, Uganda
16 June 2021

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Common Duiker, Bush Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
Ziwa Rhino Sacntuary, Uganda
16 June 2021
Common Duiker, Bush Duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia)
Ziwa Rhino Sacntuary, Uganda
16 June 2021

Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
15 June 2021
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
13 June 2021
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Impala (Aepyceros melampus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021

Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021

Hunkered in the grass

Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
1 June 2021
Defassa Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
14 June 2021

Kick your partner in the nads...


White-eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

Considered a dark subspecies of Ugandan Kob.

White-eared Kob (Kobus kob leucotis)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021

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Ugandan Kob (Kobus kob thomasi)
Queen Elizabeth N.P., Uganda
8 June 2021

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Bohor Reedbuck (Redunca redunca)
Kidepo N.P., Uganda
2 June 2021

SQUIRRELS

Striped Ground Squirrel (Xerus erythropus)
Murchison Falls N.P., Uganda
4 June 2021
Striped Ground Squirrel (Xerus erythropus)
Lake Mburo N.P., Uganda
15 June 2021

Boehm's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus boehmi)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021
Boehm's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus boehmi)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021
Boehm's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus boehmi)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021
Boehm's Bush Squirrel (Paraxerus boehmi)
Bwindi Impenetrable N.P., Uganda
10 June 2021

BATS

Wahlberg's Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi)
Entebbe Botanical Garden, Uganda
30 May 2021

Straw-coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
Kisoro, Uganda
11 June 2021
Straw-coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
Kisoro, Uganda
11 June 2021
Straw-coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
Kisoro, Uganda
11 June 2021
Straw-coloured Fruit Bat (Eidolon helvum)
Kisoro, Uganda
11 June 2021


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