Uganda reopens rhino sanctuary to tourists

By June 15, 2021June 17th, 2021Tourism

A white rhino and a calf are seen at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district, Central region, Uganda, June 10, 2021. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was on Thursday reopened to tourist after a management dispute led to its closure weeks ago. Image: Xinhua.

Staff Reporter, Global Times | June 11, 2021

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Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary was on Thursday reopened to tourist after a management dispute led to its closure weeks ago.

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a state-run conservation agency in a statement issued said tourist can now visit the 33 rhinos at the sanctuary located in the central Ugandan district of Nakasongola.

“The current 33 southern white rhinos received from Rhino Fund Uganda are in good health. We assure the public that the sanctuary will continue to be a center of excellence in rhino breeding,” UWA added. Rhino Fund Uganda previously used to manage the sanctuary before it was closed in April.

According to UWA, there are ongoing studies about the translocation of the rhinos to national parks where there is more space. Ziwa is about to reach the maximum carrying capacity.