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Gorilla Trekking

Does Gorilla Trekking Protect Mountain Gorillas?

Does Gorilla Trekking Protect Mountain Gorillas?

Gorilla Trekking

Are you a certified animal lover? Do you enjoy communing with nature and contributing to the preservation and conservation of them? Do you love travelling and taking pictures? Do you enjoy going on safaris and bearing witness to the beauty of nature and its other inhabitants? Which kind of safari animals are you most fond

Mountain Gorilla

How to Tell Gorillas Apart?

How to Tell Gorillas Apart?

Mountain Gorilla

Have you actually ever asked yourself how gorillas are distinguished? Do you know that the mountain gorillas have different faces just like the way humans are? Well, there are two distinct differences every gorilla has. The first one is their fingerprint. Just like humans every gorilla has a unique fingerprint, that tells their identity. However,

Dian Fossey

What We Can Learn From Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Conservation Spirit

What We Can Learn From Dian Fossey’s Gorilla Conservation Spirit

Dian Fossey

Are you a scientist, conservationist or naturalist? What have you learnt about Dian Fossey and mountain gorillas? Dian Fossey was a primatologist; conservationist, scientist as well as an anthropologist famously known for her research on the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas of the Virunga complex in 1960’s and 1980’s. Spending about 18 years while in

Mountain Gorilla

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Mountain Gorillas

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorilla

Mountain gorillas are currently increasing in numbers after near extinction due to habitat loss, poaching, human diseases and civil conflicts. Thanks to conservation efforts, there are more than 880 individuals in the wild. Being one of the extremely rare animals on earth, the chance to see them in their natural habitat attracts many travelers who

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla

How Do Gorillas Produce?

How Do Gorillas Produce?

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla

Mating, Ovulation in Female Gorillas Gorillas are mammals with a reproduction behavior similar to that of other mammals. Research is always done to learn about their life but most of the information currently available comes from individuals who have visited gorillas in their habitats particularly in the cases of mountain gorillas and western lowland gorillas

How Old Poppy Raised a Baby Gorilla in PNV

How Old Poppy Raised a Baby Gorilla in PNV

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A 42 year old Poppy features not only as the oldest mountain gorilla that Dian Fossey Fund has observed in Volcanoes National Park but she is also one of the first Great Apes that Dian Fossey conducted her research at a time when she was in Rwanda. Unlike most apes and other wild creatures, Poppy

Man Vs Gorillas – Who is Stronger?

Man Vs Gorillas – Who is Stronger?

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Unless the gorilla is drugged and lamed, or the human fighter is fully armed especially with something like a spear or with a gun that can hold the gorilla off at a distance, the gorilla will kill the human. This means that the Gorillas are stronger than man. This is simply because a male gorilla

Twin Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Documented Mountain Gorilla Twins of Rwanda

Documented Mountain Gorilla Twins of Rwanda

Twin Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda

Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most sought after largest primates and undoubtedly the most magnificent wild creatures to interact with. A trip to the Volcanoes National Park to view these star attractions is incomparably the most inspiring travel experience that comes once in a life time. Volcanoes National Park is one of the

Baby and Mother in Volcanoes Rwanda

Raising a Young Mountain Gorilla Is Challenging

Raising a Young Mountain Gorilla Is Challenging

Baby and Mother in Volcanoes Rwanda

Raising youngster gorillas in the wild is the hardest thing for most female gorillas and it can be worse when it comes to raising the twins! Like any Ape, Volcanoes’ large primates also encounter challenges. It is unfortunate that a 3 year toddler “Masunzu” has faced some bit of difficulties at his young stage, yet

Visiting the Umubano Gorilla Family

Visiting the Umubano Gorilla Family

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Just recently, I travelled to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to track mountain gorillas located there. On my tour I came across the Umubano family, which consists of 14 members and is led by the awesome alpha silverback Charles. The name Umubano is Kinyarwandan, which translated means neighborliness, and is the name of the