History of Mountain gorillas – Uganda safaris
Mountain gorillas are the closest relatives of human beings sharing 98.6% of the humanic DNA, this means that these primates have continued to live like human beings; this brings us to conserve and protect them for the future. By preserving mountain gorillas, more gorilla tracking safaris will be carried out hence the development of the tourism sector.
The discovery of the gorillas was in Virunga Mountains, and these primates were conserved and preserved for tourism, the aim of the conservation was to control the mountain gorillas from extinction, and also to encourage mountain gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda.
The mountain gorilla conservation fund which is responsible in protecting mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, recorded over 800 gorillas living in the wild and this showed that the population of the mountain gorillas has improved, which means that that the numbers of gorilla safaris is bound to increase all the same.
Mountain gorillas have continued to live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in Virunga national park, near the border of Rwanda, Congo and Uganda, they are also found in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. These mountain gorillas have interesting features and they have been visited by many visitors who come for gorilla tracking safaris in Africa.
Gorillas have got interesting characteristics which include; being shy, vegetarians, they are also inoffensive and many other features, these primates become dangerous when they are threatened by human beings, especially during gorilla trekking activities. They are also good at imitating others.
Gorillas are also considered as the biggest and the most powerful primates, and the adult mountain gorillas reach the average height of 1.7m and it can weigh about 140 to 275 kgs.The female gorillas are about 50 kgs. A gorilla trekking safari to either Bwindi or Volcanoes National Park will expose you to both the male and the female gorillas which are so powerful to tear braches and leaves from tress while feeding.
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