Double Trouble at ZiwaJanuary 16, 2012
Less than a week ago, we reported that Bella, one of the female adult White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda, gave birth to a healthy female calf (pictured). Only five days later, Ziwa are overjoyed to be celebrating the arrival of their second healthy female calf of 2012 as one of the other adult females, Kori, unexpectedly gave birth on Saturday night. Kori was known to be pregnant, but her due date was thought to be at least a month away.
This latest arrival is the sixth rhino to be born at the Sanctuary and brings their total population of Rhino to a dozen, which means the population of Rhino in the wild in Uganda has doubled since May 2009. The breeding programme at Ziwa is managed by Rhino Fund Uganda, who aim to raise enough Rhino to be able to relocate groups from the Sanctuary into certain national parks in Uganda, whilst keeping a core group of around 20 Rhino at Ziwa for ongoing conservation purposes. With these two latest births, Rhino Fund Uganda are a couple of steps closer to that objective.
You can help support the rhinos in Uganda by donating money (see www.rhinofund.org) or by visiting the Sanctuary itself and tracking the Rhinos on foot, a thrilling tourism experience which raises income for Rhino Fund Uganda. We offer 11 day itinerary to Murchison Falls National Park, called ‘Primate Adventure’, which includes rhino tracking and a night at Masindi Hotel, near Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
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