UWEC Team Rescues Choked Shoebill


Gratitide should be paid to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for a great job done last week. Their conservation team at the UWEC managed to rescue a choking Shoebill Stork after it attempted to swallow a fish, tail first.The fins got lodged in the esophagus causing pain, discomfort and inability to exhibit natural behavior.

We are pleased to say the big guy is doing great and will live to eat a whole lot more fish to come.

Shoebill Stork

Do You Know Shoebill Storks?

Shoebill Storks are some of the rarest birds in Africa. This large stork bird is also known as the whale head in some guidebooks. Uganda’s wetlands offer shoebill storks a great home to stay in Uganda.

You can see shoebills at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC), Mabamba Swamp, Murchison Falls National Park, and more.


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