– President Museveni said his government was focused on recovery of wildlife populations in the landlocked country
– According to Uganda’s Rhino Fund, black and white rhinoceros were both in danger of extinction as a result of large scale slaughter by poachers
– A white rhino had in July given birth to a bouncing male calf at Meru National Park
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A rhino named Uhuru has given birth to a beautiful calf in one of Uganda’s rhino sanctuary.
The good news was announced by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni who expressed his happiness on the increasing rhino population at Nakasongola district.
Museveni, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader who is seeking a sixth term in office, said his government was focused on recovery of wildlife populations in the landlocked country.
“Today morning Rhino Fund Uganda received a new rhino calf. The calf’s mother is called Uhuru, bringing population at the rhino sanctuary #Nakasongola to 34 Rhinos,” he added: The NRM government has focused on recovery of wildlife populations and development for increased tourism marketing.”
According to Uganda’s Rhino Fund, black and white rhinoceros were both in danger of extinction in the country as a result of large scale slaughter by poachers.
In the past, black rhinos were found throughout much of northern Uganda, including Lango district and most of Karamoja but currently they are found only in the Murchison Falls National Park of north Karamoja with an estimated population of less than 300.
The total population of white rhinos on the other hand is between 80 and 100 of which the largest concentration are found near Inde, in the West Nile district.
TUKO.co.ke previous reported a white rhino had given birth to a bouncing male calf at Meru National Park.
The rhino mother named Jenifer was translocated from Solio ranch to Meru rhino sanctuary and has since 2006 given birth to six other calves.
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) noted the birth of the young rhino was not only good news to the country but also presented a promising phenomenon of the future of the endangered species.
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