A member of the mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei), part of a critically scarce species, was born at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the park officials announced on Wednesday.
The second born named Nyakashunju whose mother was identified as Nyakina and father identified as Bakwate joins the #Oruzogo family of Bwindi Imperntable National park. The youngster follows a brother named Nyakashunju.
Nyakina is considered a successful mother after taking great care of her first baby who is now over four years. The father of the new born is Bakwate .
“The baby was born overnight, and the keepers found her in her mother’s arms when they came in (Wednesday) morning,” said National Park keeper.
Park officials said the baby was seen nursing and all indications are that mother and baby are doing well. She becomes the fourth member of the troop at the park.
According to Park warden, the best time of day to see the baby is around 9 a.m., when the gorillas go on exhibit in the Forest.