Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Anthrax Attach in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda.

Hippopotamus in Queen Elizabeth national park, the second largest National park in Uganda, have been attached by deadly anthrax. Anthrax is an acute disease that is caused by a bacteria and affects both humans and wildlife. The attach has raised fear over other wildlife and the communities around the park but UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority)as the country's tourism regulatory body, is doing all that is in it's efforts to curb the disease! The communities around Queen Elizabeth NP have therefore been warned not to eat meat from any dead animals and to report all death's to Uganda Wildlife Authority. This way, we hope that the scourge will be contained as soon as possible since the Park plays a vital role towards Uganda tourism and is a neighbor to huge population.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western part of the country and is home to the big game including the Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Hippopotamus and a vast number of primates making it one of the best wildlife safari destinations in Uganda and has long been frequented by tourist on various Uganda Safaris.