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SOS Rhino : In the News : Archived News : September 2001 : Uganda import white rhino

Uganda import white rhino
September 11, 2001

Uganda is to import two white rhinoceroses from Kenya in a bid to reintroduce the rare species which is extinct in the country, the Uganda Tourist Board (UTB) said. Uganda's black and white rhinos became extinct as a result of widespread poaching in the 1970s.

The two rhinos will be introduced to Murchison Falls and Kidepo National Parks north of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Ignatious Nakishero, marketing manager of UTB, said that the importation of the two rhino this month is a trial operation prior to the introduction of further rhino into the country's other game parks.




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