Uganda’s Mountain Gorilla Baby Boom

December 05 2016


Good news from the jungle; a new baby is born in Bwindi!. The endangered mountain gorillas have gone on a wild baby boom as yet another mountain gorilla is born in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Located in the southern western part of Uganda, Bwindi is a World Heritage site and with the increasing number of births here, it is rightly so.

On 11 November 2016, Businza gave birth to a new baby. Businza is an adult female in the Rushegura mountain gorilla family. Originally from Habinyanza family, Businza moved to her present family, Rushegura, in 2000. She gave birth in the morning and was seen by a Uganda Wildlife Authority tracker later in the day. UWA monitors all the habituated gorillas daily to ensure they are in good health and safe.

Speaking of the newest birth, the third in as many months, Dr. Andrew Seguya -Uganda Wildlife Authority, has said the consistent and sustained conservation efforts to ensure the survival of the mountain gorillas is paying off. He added, over the last 10 years, Uganda has been leading in conservation of the mountain gorilla. We believe that the pristine and safe habitant is the crucial link in the survival of the gorillas as well as their health and wellbeing.

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