22 Baby Gorillas to be Named in Rwanda

Twin Gorillas Born in Rwanda

The good news reaching our desk is that  new baby gorillas was born in Rwanda‘s gorilla families.  These baby gorillas was born last month and the park authorities at ORTPN have established their sex as most of them being females.

These babies are the ones to be named at the 2016 Kwita Izina which is to be held in September. The ceremony will take place at the main park office in Kinigi.

Gorilla Census Kicks Off in Virunga Massif

Silverback Gorilla

Do you ever wonder how many mountain gorillas are left in the wild? Every five years, a census of gorillas is carried out in the Virunga Mastiff – which is a combination of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The 2015/2016 mountain gorilla census is being conducted under the framework of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC), with the work being done by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), Rwanda Development Board (RDB), and I’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature.