Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has received a new rhino baby, the news was made by Uganda Wildlife Authority on their social media handles. It’s great news, as the only spot of Rhinos is registering more numbers on the Crash.
The baby rhino was received from one of the oldest females called Bella, and the birth took place on Wednesday 12 July 2023.
The coming of this amazing new infant rhino has positively affected the number of the Crash to raise to 39 healthy rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
About Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
The Ziwa rhino sanctuary was founded in 2005 by Rhino Fund Uganda with the aim of re-introducing rhinos back in Uganda which had been extinct from the country by the 1980s. It’s only at this sanctuary that one is able to watch rhinos in their natural ambiance.
The sanctuary is located in the central region, Nakasongola district along the Gulu-Kampala road. It’s currently under the full management of the Uganda Wildlife Authority since 2021.
Plans to relocate rhinos
On several occasions, Uganda Wildlife Authority has promised and shown interest in relocating the rhino back to Ugandan parks. One of the major points where rhinos will be reintroduced are Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Ajai Game Reserve in Arua which was the hub of rhinos before their extinction.
Tracking rhinos at Ziwa grants you a chance of watching a full list of the Big Five games in Uganda. Among the Big Five games include rhinos, elephants, buffalos, lions, and leopards. According to the European hunters, they named these animals the big five considering how hard they’re to hunt, and the great impact they have on their surrounding environment.
Rhinos can be tracked all year round being that they live in shorter grassland which is characterized by spots of shrubs. The rhino can easily be spotted at any time of the season be it rainy or dry season. The rhinos are easily accessed on the northern route on a trip going either to Murchison Falls National Park or Kidepo Valley National Park.
To track rhinos at Ziwa there is a cost made of which some go straight to the rhino conservation fun. And the rates are distributed as follow; for adult none residents $50 per person, East African Resident $40 per person, Ugandans #10,000 and Children; none residents $25, East African residents $20, Ugandan residents #10,000.