Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a major pillar in the Tourism Sector of Uganda yesterday kick-started the new month of August on a very good note when one of the country’s very own rhinos gave birth to a healthy female calf.
The newly born calf, baby Rhoda is produced to Mom Layo, a prominent Rhino in the sanctuary which has surely boosted the Rhino species in the country.
Tourism Uganda known to many by its dub – Visit Uganda alongside Rhino Fund Uganda, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which was set up to re-populate Uganda with wild rhinos in the future, took to social media to share the good news of the new birth.
“Rhino Fund Uganda is proud to announce the birth of a healthy female calf on Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary today. Mom Laloyo and baby Rhoda are both doing well. Thank you to the Rhino Fund rangers for the photos and footage” reads a jubilant message by Rhino Fund Uganda (RFU) which was also shared by Visit Uganda.
This brings the number of rhinos on the sanctuary to 31 which is a boost to the endangered rhinos which were declared extinct throughout Uganda in 1983.
Rhino Fund Uganda has been in existence for over 21 years since 1997 when it was formed.