Rhino Births

Bella and her baby Luna at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Baby rhino excites Uganda's sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary revels in successful breeding programme Bella and her three-month old daughter Luna look unbothered by the scores of curious eyes and whispers of human beings in their vicinity....

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Excitement as rhino is born in Nakasongola

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Two rhinos born in Nakasongola


Baby rhino in good health, say officials

THE five-day-old baby rhino at Nakitoma in Nakasongola district is playful and adorable, the sanctuary managers have said. The mother is still too...

Nakasongola sanctuary gets third rhino

Another rhino was born on the night of January 2, at the Nakasongola Rhino Sanctuary. Two others were born last year. We have started the New Year with...

First rhino born in Uganda after 20 years

A calf has been born among the six rhinos living at the breeding sanctuary in Nakasongola district. This is the first birth of a rhino in Uganda in the...

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary reports new birth

Breaking news just in from the Rhino Fund Uganda confirms that another rhino baby was born on the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary overnight. Nandi, donated some...

Activities

Adventure with the Nakasongola rhinos

THE holiday season may be more than a month away, but here is an excuse to get away at an excursion in a relaxing countryside setting. Pack your bags for Ziwa Ranches in Nakasongola District. After 170 kilometres (about 2 hours drive) from Kampala to the ranch, you...

City Tyres Rhino Stampede

GRUEILING, challenging and interesting best describe Saturday's City Tyres Rhino Stampede at On Course Training Site off Entebbe Road. The event aimed at raising funds for white rhinos. Rhino Fund Uganda was started to re-introduce rhinos in Uganda. Ziwa Rhino...

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Rafting for the love of the Rhino

THERE are many things we could do for love. In this case it was for the love wild animals, particularly, the rhinoceros. Nineteen teams of six people each, on Saturday, dared the scary rapids on the upper Nile near Bujagali Falls to...

Work on rhino sanctuary starts

Work on the future rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola district has started. Rhino Fund Uganda Executive...

Some of the fifteen rhinos at the sanctuary

Wildlife Photo exhibition comes to Kampala

Growing up in London, Gordon Longmead would run away from school to walk in the country to view the...

Funding

Sh1.2b needed to re-introduce rhinos

RHINO Fund Uganda (RFU) needs US$688,000 (about sh1.2b) to breed 40 black and white rhinos at Zziwa ranchers in the river Kafu basin in Nakasongola district, reports Gerald Tenywa. RFU coordinator Yvonne...

US$400,000 needed for rhinos

THE Rhino Fund Uganda is seeking US$400,000 this year to work on the Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district where the black and white rhinos will be bred. This fund would among other activities...

Akaki appeals to donors over endangered rhino species

THE Minister of State for Tourism Trade and Industry, Mr. Jovino Akaki, has asked donors to assist Uganda to fund the re-introduction of the...

Govt gets sh1b for rhinos

UGANDA is set to import the endangered rhinos following funding from various donors amounting to sh1b, Yvonne Verkaik the coordinator of Rhino Fund...

Jumping To Save Rhinos

THE European Union (EU) has given a grant of 390,000 euros (sh800m) to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) for the ongoing establishment of a rhino...

Rhino firm denies cheating government

RHINO Fund Uganda has been named in the probe over mismanagement of a sh70b the World Bank funded project. In a recent press release, however, the...

Rhino Re-Introduction

Nakasongola Gets Rhino Haven

SPARSE human population and a semi-arid landscape with extensive grassland have over the years attracted cattle ranchers to Nakasongola district....

Returning Rhinos are Uganda's White Hope

Nearly 20 years after being wiped out in Uganda, the rhinocerous has been reintroduced - the first phase of a project financed by the World Bank to...

South Africa gives Uganda two black rhinos

THE South African government has offered two black rhinos to help Uganda create its breeding population. The Government and the Uganda Wildlife...

Uganda imports rhinos

THE four rhinos acquired to revive the endangered species in Uganda will arrive in the country this month, after a successful capture operation in...

Uganda Imports Two Rhinos From Kenya

WILDLIFE and Rhino Fund Uganda officials on Sunday imported two White rhinos from Solio Ranch, Laikipia District, Kenya and took them to Uganda...

White rhinos set foot in Uganda

AFTER three years of fundraising, training and construction, the first white rhinos set foot on Ugandan soil on Tuesday. They were transported to...

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UWA to restock wildlife reserves with black rhinoceros

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Bringing rhinos back to Uganda, one calf at a time

Rhinos are coming back to Uganda. The animals, indigenous to the country, were completely wiped out by 1982. Now, thanks to the combined effort of several private and public bodies, they are making a...

Luweero To House Biggest Rhino Camp

PLANS are underway to establish in Luweero, one of the biggest black rhino sanctuary in Africa. Yvonne Verkaik, the project co-ordinator of Rhino Fund Uganda, said on...

Uganda should not export her rare species?

As an institution mandated with the promotion of conservation education in Uganda, The Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), feels duty bound to express our opinion...

Original Rhinos Nowhere

UGANDA will not get back the original white rhinos that became extinct about two decades ago. Yvonne Verkaik, the coordinator of Rhino Fund Uganda, told The New Vision...

Minister to solve rhino row

State minister for tourism Jovino Akaki has intervened in a dispute between two wildlife institutions over the proposed relocation of two white rhinos to Nakasongola...

Uganda conservation update – Rhino Fund puts fact right

The Rhino Fund Uganda, a duly registered NGO, has taken exception to the blatant misrepresentation and factual errors floated in the Ugandan media in regard to...

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Conservationists warn on legalising rhino horn trade

Reports from the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) indicate that talks are underway to legalise trade in rhinoceros horn, a move conservationists say will only...

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Want to name a new born rhino – ask Angie!

A couple, wishing to remain anonymous but whose contribution to the rhino conservation nevertheless needs a mention and a standing ovation, has named the third of...

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Uganda microchips rhinos to fight poaching

Identifying notches in the ears can be seen on one of the rhinos at Uganda's Ziwa sanctuary. Uganda has begun microchipping its rhinos as part of a global effort to...

Uganda welcomes 3rd rhino born in Ziwa Sanctuary in 2016

A naming ceremony of the rhino will be held soon Crystal Evans a wildife enthusiast smiles in delight upon the sight of Bella (the background) one of the rhinos at the...

Religious leaders join campaign to save rhinos

"We ask all Christians to protect and defend our most endangered species in Uganda such as the rhinoceros, gorillas and the elephants.” PIC: Rhinos graze inside Zziwa...

Ziwa sanctuary where rhinos have a lease of life

Thomas Mukasa’s uniform and gum boots blend with nature. With his walkie talkie tucked to the belt, if it were not for his company’s logo embroidery, one might mistake...

Uganda’s white rhino population climbs to 20

The latest birth is the 15th at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary since it was opening more than 10 years ago.  PIC: The newly-born male rhino relaxes with its mother. (Credit:...