Over 86 mammal species can be spotted in Kidepo Valley National Park including the spotted hyena, lion, cheetah, leopard, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, zebra, African buffalo, bat-eared foxes, Rothschild’s giraffe, and Black-backed and side-striped jackal.
Twelve antelope species are present, notably Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi, eland and klipspringer. One hundred Uganda kob were transferred into the park (from Murchison Falls) in 2017.
As well as this, the park can boast close to 500 individual bird species.
Some of the less common ones to be found include the Abyssinian roller, Abyssinian scimitarbill, Black-breasted barbet, Chestnut weaver, D’Arnaud’s barbet, Fox kestrel, Golden pipit, Greater kestrel, Jackson’s hornbill, Karamoja apalis (NE), Northern carmine bee-eater, Purple grenadier, Pygmy falcon, Red-throated bee-eater, Rose-ringed parakeet, Rufous chatterer and the White-bellied go-away bird.