Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day is this Friday, May 15. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many endangered species that are beloved the world over. It is a privilege to be able to introduce people to this amazing creatures through Ujuzi Travel. I hope these safari photos of endangered animals inspire you to protect them for future generations!

(A list of organization dedicated to protecting vulnerable animals is included below.)

Ellen Wilson took this amazing photo of a young gorilla while traveling with Ujuzi in Rwanda.
Ellen Wilson took this amazing photo of a young gorilla while traveling with Ujuzi in Rwanda.
Elephant family. Photo by Petra Kilian-Gehring.
African elephant family. Photo taken by Petra Kilian-Gehring on an Ujuzi safari to Uganda.
Beautiful grey crowned cranes.
Beautiful crowned cranes spotted on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.

Cheetah at rest. Photo taken by Jack Traeger  on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.
Cheetah at rest. Photo taken by Jack Traeger on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.
Gerenuks are a type of antelope with long, elegant necks that help them browse from bushes. Photo taken at  Samburu National Reserve by Kathryn Kingsbury on an Ujuzi safari to Kenya.
Gerenuks are a type of antelope with long, elegant necks that help them browse from bushes. Photo taken at Samburu National Reserve by Kathryn Kingsbury on an Ujuzi safari to Kenya.
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Chimpanzee mother and child in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Inticately Striped Grevy Zebras
Grevy’s zebras have thinner stripes than plains zebras. This photo was taken on a visit to Shaba National Reserve, Kenya, during am Ujuzi safari.
African Wild dog at de Wildt Cheetah Farm, Hartebeestpoort, North West Province. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism.
African Wild dog at de Wildt Cheetah Farm, Hartebeestpoort, North West Province. Photo courtesy of South African Tourism.
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Black rhinoceros in Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo by Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.
Hippo in Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda. Photo by Ralph Schenk of Mahingo Lodge, Uganda.
Hippo in Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda. Photo by Ralph Schenk of Mahingo Lodge, Uganda.
A white rhino grazes at Lake Nakuru National Park. Photo taken by Kathy Overman on an Ujuzi Safari to Kenya.
A white rhino grazes at Lake Nakuru National Park. Photo taken by Kathy Overman on an Ujuzi Safari to Kenya.
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Mark & David Solberg took this photo of a regal leopard on an Ujuzi Safari to Tanzania.
Male lion in the morning light. Photo taken on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.
Male African lion in the morning light. Photo taken on an Ujuzi safari to Tanzania.
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Striped hyena at Samburu National Park, Kenya. Photo by Al & Marie on Flickr.
Eye leve with the giraffes
The Rothschild giraffe is an endangered subspecies that lives in Kenya and Uganda. This picture was taken on an Ujuzi Safari at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, which rehabilitates injured Rothschild giraffes and is helping to repopulate the subspecies in the wild.

You can find a full list of African endangered species on EarthsEndangered.com.

There are many organizations that work to protect endangered species. Please visit their sites and consider supporting them or another conservation non-profit of your choice:

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