At least 70 mammal species are present in the park though ground-dwelling animals are difficult to see in dense forest. An estimated 500elephants are present, along with buffalos, leopards, warthogs, bush pigs, golden cats and duikers. A keen observer may spot reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of 250 species of butterflies.
The mammal fauna of Kibale is dominated by primates, 13 species of which live in the forest. The park protects a well studied habituated population of Common Chimpanzee, as well as several species of Central African monkey including the Grey-cheeked Mangabey, the Central African Red Colobus and L’Hoest’s Monkey.
Other monkeys are Baboons, black and white Colobus, Red Tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey, Brazza’s Monkey, Potto and Bushbaby.
There are a number of impressive mammals including forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, three species of duiker, two species of otter and bats.
Reptiles & Amphibians
A keen observer may see some of the reptiles and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of butterflies.
The park boasts more than 375 species of birds. Kibale specials include the African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Little Greenbul, Brown-chested Alethe, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, African Grey Parrot, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis ,Brown Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Collared Apalis, Dusky Crimsonwing, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Yellow Spotted Nicator, Little Green Bul, Black-eared Ground Thrush and the Abyssinian Ground-thrush.
Furthermore, over 250 tree species have been recorded.