Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park & Virunga National park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park & Virunga National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park & Virunga National park, both inhabit the Virunga mountains ranges.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park, is located in the southwest part of Uganda. The park is situated along the borders to Democratic Republic of Congo, next to the Virunga National park at the edge of the Albertine Rift. The park is accessed by foot; it’s a world Heritage site.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is diverse forest which is located in East Africa and there are 12 Gorilla habituated families that are inhabited in sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National park including Rushaga ,Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is a reserve for animal sanctuary, providing protection for the mountain Gorilla and it became a reserve in 1966, and the area is 325 square Kilometers.

The park is a forest reserve and game sanctuary. Mgahinga Gorilla Reserve and Rwenzori Mountain Reserve were designated as national parks.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is a world Heritage site managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The park is the oldest in East Africa, its rich in biological species, tree species, mammals, bird species, reptiles, butterflies, moths, 20 primate species fauna, flora and many more. The primate species include chimpanzee, cream banded swallow, white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet giant forest hog, and mammals include African elephant, warthogs, African golden cat, jackal, African golden cat, and African civet. There over 360 species of birds, 100 butterflies and many more.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park has the mountain Gorillas as the main inhabitants of the park. There are over 480 mountain gorillas out of the 1000 mountain Gorillas that inhabit the three countries in East Africa including Rwanda in Volcanoes National park, Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga national park, Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga National park .Mountain Gorillas can not survive in captivity and no gorilla has lived for long. However poaching, Diseases and habitat loss have triggered a reduction in Mountain gorilla numbers.

Bwindi Impenetrable National park is rich in diet high fruits, the mountain Gorillas climb on trees to feed on fruits, foliage brunches and seeds.

This article on ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National and Virunga National park’ lets you know that the Virunga National park is located in the eastern side Democratic Republic of Congo. The park was created in 1925, and the park was protected in Africa. The park is listed among the World Heritage in the world.

Virunga National park, is located in the park with two volcanoes such as Nyamuragira and mount Nyiragongo. There are diverse habitats include faunal, flora species, wildlife, endemic, Albertine Rift, golden monkey and many more. The park has extinct volcanoes including mount Mikeno and Mount Karisimbi.

The Hutus and Tutsis lost their land due to the enlargement of the land of Virunga national park. Then in 1950, encroaches of the Tutsi herders and their cattle’s were destroyed in their natural habitats inside the park altitude. In 1960s the land was declared a property state and it was a disadvantage to the state, since there was illegal hunting inside the park.

Virunga National park is listed among the World Heritage sites; it was enlisted as Ramsar site.

The flora in the park include 3000 plant species, 300 tree species, 250 plant endemics to the Albertine Rift, wetlands and grasslands with papyrus, common reed, sacaton grasses, am batch, paperbark thorn, conkerberry, kowai fruit, African caper, majeure, wild cucurbits, nightshades ,African elephants.

The mammals inhabiting the park include, mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, Red tailed monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, blue monkey, Dent’s mona monkey, blue monkey, De Brazza’s monkey, mantled guereza, grey cheeked mangabey, olive baboons and many more.

Virunga National park has a number of mammals including the Hippopotamus, African bush elephant, African Buffalo, Okapi, bay Duiker, blue duikers, weyns duiker, water chevrotain, yellow backed duiker, red river hog, aardvark, bongo, harnessed bushbuck, giant forest hog, ungulates, topi, Uganda kobs and waterbuck warthogs.

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