Wilhelm Moeller of the Wildlife Conservation Entebbe Center said Ugandans were welcoming the rhinos as a symbol of the recent stability and reconstruction of their country after almost 30 years of conflict.
Moeller said "This is probably the last hope for the rhino in Uganda. If we don't get this right I can't see it getting another chance here for 50 years, probably never."
The rhino are currently under constant surveillance. Rangers tasked with protecting the area have been given the go-ahead to shoot anyone attempting to poach. So far, they have had no incidences.
Once the program reaches a minimum of 20 animals, with ideally a five-to-one ratio between cows and bulls, they will be re-introduced into the wild.