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Queen Elizabeth National Park – At a Glance
• Queen Elizabeth National Park covers 1,978km2.
• The park spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00.
• The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.
• The park is home to 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species.
• The main vegetation habitats include forest, grassland, bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, and lakeshore/swamp vegetation.
• The Katwe explosion craters mark the park’s highest point at 1,350m, while the lowest point is 910m, at Lake Edward.
• The average temperature ranges from 18°C – 28°C.