Vote for BP.Net for the 2013 Forum of the Year! Click here for more info.

» Site Navigation

» Home
 > FAQ

» Online Users: 363

9 members and 354 guests
Most users ever online was 6,337, 01-24-2020 at 03:30 AM.


» Today's Birthdays

» Stats

Members: 68,689
Threads: 243,184
Posts: 2,522,914
Top Poster: JLC (31,651)
Welcome to our newest member, Lavenderlovender13
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Registered User das_nooblet's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-02-2015
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    137
    Thanked 121 Times in 53 Posts

    Uganda Reptile Village **pic heavy**

    I just came back from a volunteer/tourism trip to Uganda, and while researching what venomous snakes might be encountered in our area, I stumbled across the Uganda Reptile Village.

    URV is a community-based organization founded by Dr. Kabiwe Yasin back in 2003, on the outskirts of Entebbe. All of their current reptiles are either rescues, confiscations or "pest control". My wife and I spent a little over an hour their, and the price was quite reasonable. Entry was 15000 shillings each, and the boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) was 10000 each way from our hotel near the airport (1 USD = ~ 3700 UGX)

    Most of the snakes and some of the monitors were in shed or had just recently shed. There were several with badly stuck sheds, and there were often 2 or more (I counted at least 4 mambas) snakes in each habitat, but It still makes me happy that such a place exists even in such a poor country. Better than snakes being killed simply because they are snakes

    If you ever find yourself in Entebbe, with a couple of hours to kill, I'd highly recommend a visit


    African rock python. We were told this one is about 15' long. Mostly they feed it rabbits, but every now and again it gets a small goat (depending on what is available)



    One half of the enclosure.





    Jameson's mamba





    Egyptian cobra (female)



    Male



    Forest cobra





    Jackson's tree snake





    Gaboon viper





    Rhinoceros viper. Unfortunately, where he was, I couldn't get a picture from a better angle



    Our guide said this was a leopard tortoise, but I think (with my admittedly limited knowledge) it looks a little more like a sulcata. There were another 5-6 tortoises in the enclosure (some of which looked more like leopards), but there's already going to be a lot of pictures for you to scroll through



    We were told this one's shell had been damaged by a fire before it came to URV



    Nile monitor. Apparently they are at risk in Uganda, as their hide is used for skinning some types of drum.



    Assorted chameleons. There were quite a few, all in one big, meshed-in enclosure. These are just my favourites







    Nile crocodile. They had 4 of them, biggest looked to be about 6' long.



    And lastly, as a bonus for making it this far, 3 sightings (black mamba, Nile crocodiles, random skink) from our game drive and boat cruise through Queen Elizabeth National Park





    2.2 Ball Pythons - Super Pastel (Manasa) / Banana (Foster) / Butter Bee (Pancake) / Normal (Chipit)

    0.1 Abbotts Okeetee Corn (Koko)

    1.0 Jungle Carpet (Akurra)

    1.0 Coastal Rosy Boa (Volos)

    0.1 Het. Albino Kenyan Sand Boa (Hulu)

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to das_nooblet For This Useful Post:

    EDR (01-09-2017),Exotic Ectotherms (01-09-2017),GoingPostal (01-09-2017),Marzipan (03-15-2017),ShaneSilva (01-09-2017),tttaylorrr (01-09-2017),vix0105 (01-09-2017)

  3. #2
    BPnet Veteran EDR's Avatar
    Join Date
    10-29-2015
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    642
    Thanks
    742
    Thanked 472 Times in 347 Posts
    Images: 43

    Re: Uganda Reptile Village **pic heavy**

    I thought this was interesting and neat. Thanks for sharing. Given how this place is in africa it doesn't seem that bad also things could be much worse for all those reptiles.
    Last edited by EDR; 01-09-2017 at 07:50 PM.
    0.1 : Albino Clown - GHI Pastave - Killer Bee Fader - Sugar Bee - Pastel het pied - Lemon Blast het puzzle

    1.0 : Banana - Mystic Potion 66% pos het pied - Pastel Lesser het puzzle - Super Pastel 66% pos het puzzle

    1.0 2012 Albino Red Tail

  4. #3
    BPnet Veteran EmilyandArlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    06-18-2016
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 250 Times in 154 Posts
    Images: 11

    Re: Uganda Reptile Village **pic heavy**

    Very cool pictures. It sounds like it was an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1