By Spy Uganda
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced the birth of a new mountain gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the Kanungu district.
The Authority Senior Communications Officer Bashir Hangi confirmed that the mother of the new baby gorilla is just 18 years old.
TheSpy Uganda has learnt that the new baby gorilla born on Friday, 15th, July 2022 has been named Murema of the Kutu group in Rushaga.
”Murema whose name means ‘lame’, due to a natural handicap in one of her fingers, now has welcomed two successful births. Her first baby called Dunia who was born five years ago is growing fast,” said Hangi.
He adds that with this new birth, the Kutu gorilla family has grown to 21 members under the able leadership of Silverback Ndugu.
About Bwindi-The Home Of Gorillas
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley.
The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that date back to more than 25,000 years, comprising about 400 varied plant species. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects a predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked by visitors.
Bwindi is the habitat of more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. Actually, there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. Gorilla devotees for Uganda tours from different corners of the world to enjoy this Ultimate Safari in Uganda – Mountain Gorilla tours/tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The word “Bwindi” means “darkness” and taking a hike in this magnificent forest will certainly unveil to you the reason why the forest was named so. You will as well be in a position to fast tell why actually the forest is also regarded as Impenetrable.
One requires to be really physically fit to take part in this mountain gorilla tracking/trekking adventure because it may involve climbing steep terrain.