Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
This sanctuary was set up to repopulate the rhinos in Uganda. By 1983 both black and northern white rhinos where declared extinct in Uganda and they are globally endangered. Therefore the purpose of the sanctuary was a vital aspect of both environmental and cultural heritage for breeding and release program for rhinos. The sanctuary does not only work to re-introduce rhinos into Uganda but work on animal rehabilitation; other mammals, reptiles or birds that are injured or abandoned are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. The sanctuary started with 6 Southern white rhinos and the number has since increased to 22.
It is not only beneficial for the animals, but also to visitors. Through animal rehabilitation, the sanctuary has been able to educate more people about the different species found within the sanctuary. The major activity here is a walking safari that brings you close to the rhinos, its information and educative.