Two more Bwindi gorilla families for habituation

March 10, 2010

Bwindi and the Gorillas put Uganda in the lime light unlike other unfortunate circumstances that usual tarnish the countries name. This time the Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced the habituation of two more gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The habituation, which started in November 2009, was announced in September 2009 by Mr. Moses Mapesa the UWA Executive Director. bwindi gorilla tours


The two new gorilla families are going by the names of Kahungye and Oruzogo. Kahungye derives its name from a hill with the same name which is in the home range of this gorilla family, while Oruzogo derives its name from a plant called Oruzogoto (in the local dialect), which is common in the area where this family ranges. kenya safari guide

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Habituation of the two new gorilla families will increase the number of tourist gorilla families to 8. With each family being allocated 8 gorilla tracking permits per day, the new additions will increase the number of gorilla tracking permits to 64 per day.gorilla safari uganda


It is estimated that the Kahungye gorilla family has about 19 individuals, three of whom are silverbacks. Oruzogo is estimated to have 15 individuals.rwanda travel guide


This has come as a result of the high demand for the Gorilla tracking permits and when UWA finally open the families for tracking. More tourists will get the golden opportunity to track the gentle giants.gorilla trekking

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