Adventure Consults is delighted to share the good news of a baby Gorilla that was born on 20th January 2022 in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This is probably the first Gorilla birth on record in the year 2022.
The mother to the new Gorilla baby is Nyabwoba, one of the adult females in Christmas family of Nkuringo sector. Adventure Consults’ team talked to Uganda Wildlife Authority field team in Bwindi and confirmed that both mother and baby are in perfect health. Uganda Wildlife Authority further reported that the new Gorilla Birth increases the number of individuals in Christmas family from 6 to 7 individuals.
The Nkuringo sector is in the south of the Bwindi Impenetrable National park and is home to one of the oldest families in the region – Nkuringo gorilla family. This is believed to be the most interesting group with about 19 family members (as of October 2021). It’s also a challenging family to track as well due to the terrain, and yet rewards visitors with greatest views of the magnificent scenery. If you are looking for real adventure, then Nkuringo is the right place!
While looking for Gorillas in Nkuringo, you get to see more than just Gorillas as the sweeping landscapes across are breathtaking! The amazing volcanoes of Nyiragongo and Nyimuragira in Congo can be seen on clear day or night.
As part of Nkuringo sector, the other habituated families are Bushaho, Christmas & Posho. Christmas Gorilla family must be in party moment right now as they celebrate the arrival of a new Gorilla baby.
The Mountain gorilla census report released in December 2019, put global figure of known mountain gorillas at 1,063. The survey that was conducted by the Protected Area Authorities of Uganda and DRC (Uganda Wildlife Authority and l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, respectively) under the framework of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration with support from Rwanda Development Board and many other partners and donors.
Based on the survey report, more than half of the world’s Gorilla population lives in Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable forest). Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, further South western Uganda is also home to Mountain Gorillas.
Mountain Gorillas live exclusively in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in two separate subpopulations. Adventure Consults runs cross-border and inbound gorilla safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. With fleet and staff in both countries, makes it easier to arrange unforgettable Gorilla Safari experiences without switching guides or consultants.
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