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Individual study: The Introduction of white rhinoceros into the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

Published source details

Savidge J.M. (1961) The Introduction of white rhinoceros into the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Oryx, 6, 184-189


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Translocate to re-establish or boost populations in native range Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

A study published in 1961 on savannah in a national park in Uganda (Savidge 1961) found that after release of 10 translocated white rhinoceros Ceratoiherium simum cottoni, two died within three days. One animal died one day after release and the other died three days after release. Both were adult females. One had a female calf that was taken into captivity. The remainder were all thought to have survived in the short-term, although only four of the seven were resighted by the end of the study. Ten rhinoceroses (four adult females, three half-grown males, one male calf and two female calves) were translocated to the park and released in March 1961. Duration of monitoring not stated.

(Summarised by Nick Littlewood)