The world is excited about the birth of another baby Mountain Gorilla in the Uganda gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Businza a mature female from the Rushegura gorilla group gave birth to a jumping baby on November 11th, 2016 adding on the other baby gorilla that was born on August 22nd in the Bushaho gorillas group to the south of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The trend on which the baby gorillas are being born in Bwindi is steady and truly gives hope to the continuity of the Mountain Gorillas which are currently listed as critically endangered world over. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO features a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas and stands as the main destination for gorilla safaris in Uganda.
Rushegura gorilla group where Businza thrives was formerly part of the Habinyanja before it separated in the year 2000. Businza was spotted with her baby gorilla by the Uganda Wildlife Authority trackers while on the daily monitoring routine of habituated gorillas groups in a bid to ensure that the gorillas are safe and in good health.
The Executive Director of Uganda Wildlife Authority, Dr. Andrew Seguya hails the body’s commitment towards Mountain Gorillas conservation. He notes that for the last ten (10) years, the destination Uganda has been leading as regards this drive through preserving safe and pristine Mountain Gorilla habitat that is essential for their survival.
The dominant Silverback Kabukojo welcomed the infant to the family bringing the Rushegura group to seventeen (17) members. Rushegura is part of the three habituated gorillas groups thriving in the Buhoma sector to the north of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and travellers have always visited it while on gorillas safari in Uganda.
Mountain Gorillas are members of Great Apes and are known to be living in only three countries in the whole world namely; Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. A total population of 880 Mountain Gorillas are known to be left in the world.