Three New Infants in Virunga Massif Population
Gorilla Doctors is thrilled to report that there have been three births in the Virunga Massif mountain gorilla population this month! The first baby was born to Isabukuru group’s female Muntu in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Shortly thereafter, elderly adult female Gato, of Humba group in Virunga National Park (DRC) gave birth to a new infant too. Over the last weekend in March, female Umutungo of Sabyinyo group in Volcanoes National Park also gave birth . We do not yet know the sex of the infants (it is difficult to tell when they are so tiny and the mothers hold them very close), but Gorilla Doctors will be working with park personnel to monitor= their growth and development, so we hope to find out soon!
Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda, Mountain gorillas to the country’s economic development ad well as the destination for the gorilla safaris in Rwanda. It is not uncommon to hear travelers say Uganda, Rwanda and Gorillas are inseparable. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are currently a deep-rooted component of the country’s tourist industry. Gorilla trekking safaris have boosted Uganda and Rwanda’s economy including hotel infrastructure as well as and other infrastructure in the whole country.
But what are Mountain gorillas?
Several tourists get astonished and tasked in describing their first encounter with the mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas in Rwanda are dominantly found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Volcanoes National Park. There are three types of gorilla – the mountain gorilla, and the eastern and western lowland gorilla. They are huge creatures, weighing up to 200 kilos. Predictably, they are incredibly strong, yet surprisingly gentle and peaceful. There are between 700-800 gorillas, living Bwindi Forest, Volcanoes and Virunga National Parks.