Sunday, November 06, 2005

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Bwindi gorillas in baby galore

New Vision Online has the story on the number of Mountain Gorilla babies born in the last year.
GORILLAS near Buhoma village around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park have given birth to 13 babies in about a year.

Park officials said the latest birth occurred about two weeks ago in one of the three habituated groups at Buhoma known as Mubare.

Habituation is a delicate process through which gorillas get used to human presence but retain their wild character.

Apart from Mubare, which has three babies, Habinyanja and rushegura, which are open to tourists, each have five babies.