Follow the Morton family on mission in Uganda with New Hope Uganda.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
We left New Hope early on June 17th to travel to Murchison Falls National Park. We began our trip with a visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Due to the civil unrest in the 1970's, rhinos were poached to extinction. In 2004 four white rhinos were reintroduced to Uganda from Kenya to begin a breeding program. In 2009 the sanctuary welcomed the first rhino calf born in Uganda in at least 28 years. Our guide clearly expected us to be most impressed that this calf was named "OBAMA!