Saturday, May 28, 2005

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Dian Fossey field news

Here's the latest field news from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.
Bukima, a female in Beetsme's group, left her natal group and transferred to the lone silverback Inshuti, who had left Shinda's group at the beginning of last year. After a year of gaining experience as a lone silverback, including many interactions with Beetsme's group, Inshuti finally succeeded in acquiring a female - Bukima. The newly formed couple stayed together for more than two weeks and our new “lone silverback patrol” was able to follow them for a week.