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ELEPHANTS MIGRATE FROM NIMULE NP SOUTH SUDAN INTO UGANDA

Staff of Uganda Wildlife Authority in Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) are battling a herd of elephants that crossed from Nimule National Park in South Sudan last Friday in Uganda in the villages of Pagirinya and Mukoyoro in Adjumani District. These villages lie into the wildlife corridor and are remote and sparsely populated.

According to the MFCA Conservation Area Manager, Mr. Tom Okello Obong, wild animals especially elephants make a long trek from Sudan to Uganda and back in search of pasture and water Uganda every year. South Sudan is usually very dry around towards the end of the year, prompting the elephants to look for water and pasture down south.

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