Okay, this is a cute story. And, there’s a reason the rhino is named for Obama:
The first baby rhinoceros born in Uganda in almost 30 years has been named Obama because his father is from Kenya and his mother was born in the US.
Researchers at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary have only recently been able to approach the calf, born at the end of June, because her mother was too aggressively protective earlier.
“He’s a real little scamp, running all over the place like crazy, his mum can barely keep up with him,” said Angie Genade, director of the sanctuary, 105 miles north of the capital, Kampala.
“Once we could get close enough to see what sex he was, there really was no other name that we could give him.” Uganda’s rhino population of roughly 450 animals was completely wiped out during the horrors of former President Idi Amin’s reign in the 1970s.
Check out the pictures, too. He is a cute little guy, as rhinos go.
Pretty soon, however, there will probably be a major controversy over whether the rhino was actually born in Uganda.