By Jonathan Benaiah (The Ugandan Tourist)

Rhinos are Celebrated every year on 22nd of September.

World Rhino Day is one special day that accords cause-related companies, bodies, zoos, businesses and organisations as well as members of the public the opportunity to celebrate earth’s second largest terrestrial mammal, the Rhinoceros.

In Uganda I have seen Rhinos, the southern white Rhino species in particular; numerous times at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district, the only place where tourists and visitors can see rhinos roaming freely in the wild; and the Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) in Entebbe (alias the Entebbe Zoo).

Last year (2017) I visited the Rhino Sanctuary for the first time and you can find details of how that trip went, right here.

This year I returned. It was Saturday morning, the 11th of August 2018 that I visited Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in northwestern Uganda for the third time, this time with my camera.

I had a lengthy chat with the Head Guide at the wildlife sanctuary and as we celebrate World Rhino Day today, I am sharing a video on My YouTube Channel  with a few insights on Rhinos and Rhino conservation in the world; the case of Uganda.

And below are some photos I took during my recent visit.

HAPPY WORLD RHINO DAY

Standing literally a few meters from a crush of 3 rhinos under a tree. Absolutely magical!
Standing literally a few meters from a crush of 3 rhinos under a tree. Absolutely magical!
Baby and mother Rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Baby and mother Rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Hard to explain the feeling of watching these giants from just a few steps away. A cocktail of senses for sure.
Hard to explain the feeling of watching these giants from just a few steps away. A cocktail of senses for sure.
Standing with Raymond Opio, the Head of Guides at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Behind us are 3 rhinos, a young female and 2 adolescent males.
Standing with Raymond Opio, the Head of Guides at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Behind us are 3 rhinos, a young female and 2 adolescent males.
That's a big baby Rhino
That’s a big baby Rhino
Have you seen Rhinos in real life before?
Have you seen Rhinos in real life before?
Oh and before I forget, I had a Rolex on the way to see the Rhinos.
Oh and before I forget, I had a Rolex on the way to see the Rhinos.

It’s your turn now. Let me know in the comment box below what you know about Rhinos and why you think a Rhino is special and should be protected.

Happy World Rhino Day once again!

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My old folks call me Jonathan Benaiah but I prefer to go by as “The Ugandan Tourist“. I love to travel, write, take photos (of nature mostly). Ask me my best kind of trips and I'll tell you that it's those moments which allow me enough time in the African bush.