The mature bull elephant was on June 20th found dead in the Uganda Safari tour destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Elephants are noted to be members of Big five species thriving in the savannah and forested landscapes of Africa including Uganda presenting an exciting natural beauty crowned by its gigantic body size and precious ivory tusks and indeed its among the prime attractions that continue to pull a range of world travellers to take up safaris and tours to Uganda
to Jossy Muhangi the Public Relations Manager of the Uganda Wildlife
Authority, the elephant was aged 35 years and its Carcass was identified
lying close to a ground transformer with the cables connected to the
adjacent electric pole. The elephant had smashed the wire mesh fence
enclosing the transformer as it attempted to make its way through the
The Uganda Wildlife Authority park rangers who were on
Patrol identified the carcass after which the Umeme – the power supplier
was notified and the power temporarily switched off to provide for the
tusk recovery. The travellers on wildlife safari in Uganda visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park could not miss out on the news circulating in the park that day.
incident occurred in the Mweya Peninsular which is a game drive area,
vantage point for sightseeing of the Lakes Edward and George, Kazinga
Channel and the Rwenzori Mountains not forgetting a jetty for the boat
cruises along the Kazinga Channel which is one of the prime activities
in the park undertaken by world travelers on Uganda safaris and tours.
electrocution is the third of its kind in the park in a period of less
than four (4) years with other case reported to have occurred in
Katunguru and the Fig tree areas in Rubirizi district.