Newly Habituated Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Posted on October 14th, 2009 by Andrea M. Rotondo

Excit­ing news for the gorilla pop­u­la­tion in Uganda…

A newly habit­u­ated gorilla fam­ily with 30 mem­bers was launched for tourism on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2009. Chris­tened the Nshongi group, the fam­ily is located in Rushaga on the south­west­ern part of Bwindi Impen­e­tra­ble National Park.

This is the largest group for tourism in the coun­try and is expected to boost Uganda’s gorilla tourism capacity.

The launch was a big event with some world class celebri­ties attend­ing the occa­sion along with other key Uganda gov­ern­ment officials.

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