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Bwindi Gorilla Mama Kebirungi gives birth to bouncing baby-UWA announces

By Rwenzori Daily

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced the birth of a new mountain gorilla baby, born this week in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

According to UWA, an adult female Kebirungi of the Nshongi gorilla family was first seen with her healthy newborn baby on 9th May 2022.

”We are excited to announce our newest mountain gorilla baby, born this week in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Adult female Kebirungi of the Nshongi gorilla family was first seen with her healthy newborn baby on 9th May 2022,” said UWA.

The Authority adds that its field teams have since been trying to get the first images of the healthy baby, an effort that was concluded yesterday. This new gorilla brings the total number of individuals in the Nshongi family of Bwindi’s Rushaga sector from 12 to 13.

”We are so glad to also confirm that both Kebirungi and Bweza, the father, are in good health. Like the meaning in her name (“beautiful”), help us wish Kebirungi’s cute baby a very long and beautiful life,” adds UWA.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley.

The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that date back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects a predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked by visitors.

Bwindi is the habitat of more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas. actually, there are over 300 mountain gorillas living here. Gorilla devotees for Uganda tours from different corners of the world to enjoy this Ultimate Safari in Uganda – Mountain Gorilla tours/tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

In addition to the endangered impressive mountain gorillas, there are also 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species, about 324 species of trees, ten of which are only found in these areas in the whole of Uganda.

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