On 21st December early morning in the Parc national des Volcans a gorilla infant was found in group 13 while trackers were on their regular morning patrol. It is with great pleasure that the Office of Tourism and National Parks announces to the public the birth of a baby gorilla from Rugendo Mother in Group 13 on 21 December 2004.
This follows the birth of another baby gorilla from Susa group on 21 October 2004. Group 13 is one of 5 habituated group which can be visited by tourists.
This increase in the number of mountain gorillas is a good news and a good picture of the efforts of conservationist. According to last census there has been 17 percent increase since 1989 in the population of this highly endangered great Ape.
To date Rwanda counts 23 births from October last year; which is clear picture of the positive impact of conservation.
The Rwandan office of Tourism and National parks thanks all the partners in conservation for their effort and collaboration in the protection and conservation of the rare and highly endangered mountain gorillas.
We are taking this opportunity to invite every body to visit and enjoy the experience with Rwanda Mountains Gorillas.