Five stray elephants escaped from Queen Elizabeth national park and roamed the streets of Kasese town causing a stampede among the locals.
According to photos making rounds, the the huge mammals on streets of Kasese were forced to tour the town since they have spent months without seeing any visitors due to Covid travel restrictions.
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) confirmed to this news website that the elephants escaped from the national park but no harm was caused.
“It’s true. We had stray elephants from Queen Elizabeth national park this morning. They were 5 of them,” Bashir Hangi the Head of Communications at UWA stated.
“As you know, we have been building a fence at some spots around the park, to prevent the elephants from escaping into the community. They get shocked by electricity when they come in contact with the fence. But these elephants always move along the fence until they get an escape gap,” he said.
This time, the five elephants got out from a section near Kasese Cobalt Company which is near the Kasese town.