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Baby boom for Uganda's mountain gorillas

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th November 2016 02:53 PM

She gave birth in the morning and was seen by a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) tracker later in the day.

Baby boom for Uganda's mountain gorillas

She gave birth in the morning and was seen by a Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) tracker later in the day.

The endangered mountain gorillas are on a wild baby boom as another mountain gorilla is born in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The park is found in the southern western part of Uganda and is a World Heritage site. And with the increasing number of births here, it is rightly so.

On 11th 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 (UWA) 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 executive director UWA, has said the consistent and sustained conservation efforts to ensure the survival of the mountain gorillas is paying off.

"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," Dr. Seguya said.

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