Peebles Wildlife Talk. Uganda – Pearl of Africa. Internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Chris Rose will provide an illustrated talk on his recent expedition to the land of his birth – Uganda – to rediscover its beautiful landscape and rich wildlife. Uganda boasts over 1000 species of bird and is home to most of the world’s spectacular Mountain Gorillas. With lakes and papyrus swamps, game rich savannah and montane rainforests this little-visited country is a hidden gem. Leckie Memorial Church Hall, entrance £3 incl refreshments.