After being regionally extinct for 28 years, the first baby White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum) has been born in Uganda!
Although the gender of the baby is not yet known, proposed names include “Michelle” and “Obama.”
This historical event has occurred at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, in the Nakasongola district just off the Gulu highway between Kampala and Murchison Falls.
The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was created to reintroduce rhinoceros to Uganda.
Established in 1997, and currently home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda, Ziwa’s long term goal is to build a sustainable rhino population and relocate rhinos back to their original habitat in Uganda’s protected areas.
Congratulations, Nandi, on your beautiful baby rhino!
Photo courtesy of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.