Two tigers a male and female have for the first time been introduced in Uganda Wildlife Education Center, (Zoo) Entebbe for conservation and education. Both Tigers were brought from Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife Park in South Africa. Since the ‘1960s’ when the facility lost the animals, they have never been anywhere in East Africa region.
These animals arrived in the country on March 7 and have since been transferred to their specialized exhibit under the watch of the veterinary team at the center and would be unveiled to the public.
The specialized exhibit has been made suitable to mimic their habitat because the tiger’s natural occurrence is in the wild of Asia while in Africa they only appear in zoos and captive settings hence the UWEC will be the only place in Uganda to exhibit these tigers.
The experience of seeing, hearing and smelling the tiger up close for the first time is an unforgettable experience.
Tigers are globally listed as “Endangered” on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of endangered species.