These white rhinoceros-Uganda are the second largest land mammals after African elephants in the world. An adult male rhino weighs between 1,800 to 2,500 kg while the Adult female weighs between 1,800 to 2,000 kg. The calf weighs between 40 to 60 kg at birth. White rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinos have a large head; with two horns, large front horn and then a small inner horn. They also have a broad square upper lip and a mass hairless grey skin. They have a hump on the back of the neck. White rhinoceros-Uganda lives in the grassy savanna at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary along the way to Murchison falls national park.
White rhinoceros-Uganda are herbivores that feed on short grass and short grains and are active in the morning and late evening. They also wallow in the mud to cool down during the heat of the day and to protect their bodies from insects.
Female, white rhinoceros are social while males are solitary and territorially led by a mature male and other resident satellite bulls who behave submissively. Dominant male marks their territory by excrement and urine. Males join the female during the mating season. The mating season takes place throughout the year with a gestation period of 16 months, giving birth to a single calf within three years between calves. The calf stays with the mother for three years. Females usually give birth for the first time between 6 to 7 years while males mature at 10-12 years. Their lifespan is 40 years.
White rhinoceros-Uganda were reintroduced after the species was extinct by poaching and civil wars. Therefore rhino reintroduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority. At Ziwa Rhino sanctuary you will see rhinos in the wild. While tracking the rhinos on foot, expect to see hippos, reedbucks, and Uganda Kobs.