Nkuringo gorilla family is found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – one of the prime destinations highly sought on Uganda safari. The family is found in Nkuringo area and consists of 19 members and 2 silverbacks. It started receiving visitors on gorilla tracking activity in 2004 after 2 years of habituation. It is one of the challenging gorilla families to track while on Uganda gorilla safaris in Bwindi.It is unfortunate that Nkuringo gorilla family has lost one of its family members called Karibu.
Karibu, a young silverback is said to have passed on at the village of Kahurire after sustaining injuries that he acquired after a fight with fellow gorillas as reported by the area porters.From this encounter, Karibu acquired a respiratory infection which wild gorilla doctors administered him with anti-biotics and anti-inflammatory medications before he resorted to solitary life.The name Karibu comes from his behavior of alarming visitors with thumbs on his chests and hoots as a method of welcoming visitors undertaking gorilla trekking activity.
The loss of this splendid young silver back is a challenge to the management and conservation bodies in the Impenetrable park of Bwindi plus the general gorilla tracking activity in Uganda.
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BY Siima Simon Peter