The youngest male gorilla gets a running start as he tackles his sister. Their mother, not bothered by her children's antics, slowly eats the leaves from a nearby tree as she watches her offspring play. When the match becomes too rough, she intervenes and pulls the two toddlers apart. Their father, the largest silverback gorilla in the country, lazily leans against another tree and grunts.Apparently Bill Gates and Bill Clinton both visited the gorillas earlier this month.
Watching the Sabyinyo family of mountain gorillas interact in their natural habitat has easily been the highlight of my trip to this country.
Friday, July 28, 2006
MOUNTAIN GORILLAS - Tourists brave jungle to visit endangered species
Another reporter records his visit with the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda, this one being Sagal Ali for the TorontoSun.