While conducting a photographic survey of the giraffe population in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, a group of researchers spotted something unusual. One of the wild giraffes looked a little different from the others, with notably shorter legs despite having what appeared to be a sub-adult body size. Then, while carrying out similar work in Namibia, they spotted a second wild giraffe with similar morphological abnormalities.
Giraffe calves fully mature somewhere between three and six years of age, and this second giraffe was thought to be born in 2014, meaning this individual should exhibit the leg lengths of an adult. The researchers believe both giraffes are affected by a condition similar to skeletal dysplasia (an umbrella term for conditions that affect limb length including...
Having taken delivery of the first of its two brand new Airbus A330neos, we thought we would take a look at what routes Uganda Airlines plans to operate the aircraft on. Before the new A330neos arrival Uganda Airlines was limited to flying short-haul routes within Africa to places like Nairobi, Lusaka, and Dar es Salaam.
According to Planespotter.net Uganda Airlines’ entire fleet was made up of just four Bombardier CRJ-900s with an average age of 1.6-years. Uganda Airlines’ plan is to operate the twin-engine regional jets on short-haul routes linking Kampala with other African capitals.
Uganda Airlines is targeting tourists
Before the A330neos were ordered from Airbus, the government-backed airline saw tourism as a big moneymaker for the co...
Over 100,000 people in Uganda and Tanzania
have been hurt by human rights violations linked to the Total's TOTF.PA oil
operations in Uganda, two French activist groups said in a report on Tuesday.
Friends of the Earth and a second group called Survie are
seeking a court order requiring Total to disclose how it is addressing the
adverse impact from its activities, citing an obligation to do so under French
Total had no immediate comment on the report. The French company
has previously said it was working in Uganda in compliance with national and
The campaign groups, along with Ugandan activists, have alleged
that Total intimidated and failed to properly compensate local landowners
affected by work on its Tilenga project in Uganda, and said e...
Uganda is now welcoming
international visitors, meaning you can once again take advantage of the
country’s beautiful national parks. You just need to show evidence of a
negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of landing in the country and
undergo health screenings on arrival, including temperature checks. Anyone
showing symptoms will be taken to an isolation center at a local hospital by
ambulance to take a test.
eet Masks must be worn at all times in the airport and while
traveling through any of the country’s 10 national parks, like Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Park. Visitors to national parks
will be required to bring at least two N95, surgical, or double-layer cloth
masks with filters, and temperature checks will also be in place at park
This has increased the family membership to 18
taking the tally of new births to 5 in just six weeks.
The Uganda Wildlife Authority [UWA]
confirmed on Monday that The Rushegura gorilla family, welcomed yet another
baby gorilla to mother Ruterana.
This has increased the family membership to 18 taking the tally of
new births to 5 in just six weeks. The birth marks Ruterana’s third offspring.
18-year-old Ruterana was born on 1 January 2002. As she approached
12 years old,
Ruterana gave birth to her first offspring on 13 September 2012 but sadly the
first offspring succumbed to Pneumonia while only a fortnight old.
However, this did not retard Ruterana’s unstoppable resolve to
procreation and on 10 May 2016, she gave birth to her second offspring, a
vibrant juvenile fe...
The "Black Panther" star, 43, was memorialized on social
media, where many expressed shock as news of his death spread.
As news of actor Chadwick Boseman's death at the age of 43 spread, people
around the world — both celebrities and regular folks — paused to remember the
impact Boseman had on their lives.
"Black Panther" star died from colon cancer, his family announced
late Friday, after fighting for his life for the past four years.
fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films
you have come to love so much," a post from his family on his Instagram
said, in part. "From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s
Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless
surgeries and chemotherapy. It wa...