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Conservationists Report Unusual “Gorilla Boom” in Rwanda

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On 26 December 1985, Dian Fossey found dead in her home. Dian Fossey was an American zoologist   who undertook an extensive study of Gorilla  groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda  ,


By News Of Rwanda



The medical teams treating gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park are reporting what they described as a “gorilla boom” in Rwanda as more than expected number of infants is born.

Gorilla Doctors, a conservationist group, said Tuesday that it has recorded 24 gorilla infants in the past seven months alone. The news was released by the group on social media. On average, it means at least 4 gorillas were born monthly.

This could suggest that by the next gorilla-naming ceremony “Kwita Izina” in June next year, the number will be unusually higher compared to any other period. During this year’s ceremony, some 12 infants were named at the usually lavish annual event in Kinigi, near their habitat.

Since inception, 161 mountain gorilla infants have been named, inspired by the Rwandan naming tradition following the birth of a new baby. It estimated hundreds of gorillas are on Rwanda’s side of the massive area – some even escaping from neighbouring regions.



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