The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center has today unveiled the first ever wildlife ambulance in Uganda.
According Dr James Musinguzi, the Executive Director UWEC, the ambulance donated by Paradise Wildlife Park will help in rescue of injured animals.
“We are happy to receive the first ever wildlife ambulance a gift from Paradise Wildlife Park. The ambulance will help us rescue wildlife animals from all over Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority hence reduce on the Human Wildlife conflicts in the country” Dr Musinguzi said.
Musinguzi says since 2014 to 2019 they have rescued 441 birds, 180 reptiles, 284 mammals in the eco system balancing of Uganda.
On top of the new ambulance, Dr Musinguzi says UWA will put a free hotline for people to call when they see any wild animal and their veterinary doctors will always be ready 24 hours to recue and treat the animals.
Aaron Whitnall, a representative from Paradise Wildlife Park said that the car cost them 50,000 pounds and is well equipped to take care of the needs of all rescued animals.
“The ambulance is well equipped to rescue and give wild animals first aid as it has medical equipment, a custom built animal crate, tracker units, siren and a specialized wrap. It also has the most powerful vehicle lights in Africa” he revealed.