Wildlife on the Ranch

A Wild Variety

The Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch is first and foremost a safe haven for rhinos. However, we have 27 square miles of woodland, swamps and savannah, so we attract all sorts of fantastic wildlife. Below are just some of our regular visitors that can be found here at Ziwa. If you’re coming for a visit, just remember one thing… Bring your camera!

For more information on the birds and wildlife that can be found here, scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll find two comprehensive reports that details the mammals and bird life on the ranch.

Wildlife Reports

Ground Counts for Mammals

This survey reports on the population estimates for medium to large mammals and their distribution patterns here at Ziwa. The results show the presence of rhinoceros, giant pangolin, leopard, oribi, Ugandan kob, waterbucks, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, common duiker, warthog, vervet monkey, bushpig, aardvark and scrub hare.

Vervets (2,967) were the most abundant species recorded. These were followed by bushbucks (1,315), Uganda kob (713), waterbucks (611), warthogs (574) and common duiker (253). In total, nineteen mammal species were recorded during the survey. Of these, seven are “protected species” as per the Ugandan law – Uganda Wildlife Act 2019. Click here to read the pdf report.

Front page of a report titled 'Ground Counts for Mammals' featuring an image of two white rhinos.
Ground Counts for Mammals at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

Rapid Bird Survey

This study was created to demystify the bird species at Ziwa and to help promote further knowledge on bird conservation. The study aims to determine the status of bird species at Ziwa and assesses the diversity of birds. It contains information on the spatial distribution of selected bird species and also provides information for monitoring birds.

The report found the presence of 146 bird species, of which 49 are protected by Ugandan law. Four of the species found are red-listed as threatened.

Click here to read the Rapid Bird Survey (pdf).

Front page of a report titled 'Rapid Bird Survey' featuring an image of a Shoebill bird.
Rapid Bird Survey at Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch

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