Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), set on a 72 acres piece of land, is located in Entebbe Town on the shores of Lake Victoria. The centre was established in 1952. With over 400 indigenous wild animals, over 500 plant species and over 250 bird species in a natural setting that depicts three of Uganda’s ecosystems that is the savannah, forest and wetland.
Most of the animals at UWEC have been rescued from smugglers, poachers or the community. Many are released into the wild after a successful rehabilitation period, while others are given a new home for education purposes or due to loss of habitat in the wild which reduces their chances of survival.