5th April 2018
First baby Giraffe born in Mburo National Park, it has been a long wait since 2015,” the Uganda Wildlife Authority recently announced. “The translocation of Giraffes to Lake Mburo has started yielding fruits. Almost three years ago, 15 Rothschild’s giraffes a species quickly disappearing from the planet were on the move.
The group was scooped up in Murchison Falls National Park in northern Uganda to be moved to Lake Mburo in western Uganda. “The purpose of translocating these giraffes is to ensure survival of this endangered species,” the authority said in advance of the move. “The Rothschild’s Giraffes are estimated to be not more than 1,600 in the world, 700 in captivity around the world and about 800 can be found in the wild with the biggest population in Uganda.” “The overall aim of the translocation project is to establish a viable population of free-ranging Rothschild (Nubian) giraffe in the southern bank of River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park,” the authority said last year.
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