880+1 mountain gorillas as baby brings new hope for earth’s last great apes


The birth of a new baby mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) on 21/08/2016 has brought a lot of joy in the conversation community. The national park is a World Heritage site

The baby gorilla was sighted in Bushaho area on 22/08/2016, a day after it was born to Bunyindo, one of the four adult females in Bushaho gorilla group. Though the first photos of the baby are hazy, nothing takes away the excitement.

The group is located in Nkuringo in the Southern sector of BINP and is one of the two groups in the park which have been under habituation since 2013. Habituation the group is expected to end in 2017. The second group that is under habituation is Bikyingi to which the visitors for the popular Gorilla Habituation Experience (GHE) are taken.

With only about 880 mountain gorillas left in the world, the value of one more healthy baby cannot be underscored.

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