Bwindi Forest National Park and Uganda at large are celebrating the birth of a new baby gorilla to Mubare Gorilla Family in Buhoma sector north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.
The new baby was born to Businza one of the adult female gorillas in Mubare family on 16th October 2019.
The good news was spread by wardens of Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park who found the mother gorilla with her little baby during their daily checks on gorilla families in this jungle forest. In his report, Mr. Peter Mbebwe the warden in Bwindi Forest confirmed that both baby and mother were doing well. “We celebrate a newborn in Mubare group. Mother Buzinza and baby in good shape”. Said, Peter. All travel operators and gorilla lovers in all parts of the world welcomed the news with great joy and celebration. The birth of a new baby has increased on the number of mountain gorillas in Mubare gorilla family and Bwindi Impenetrable forest as a whole. The joint effort by Uganda Wildlife Authority, Uganda Tourism Board, the government and Ugandans at large is a reason behind mountain gorilla increase in Uganda. Recently, the status of mountain gorillas changed from “critically endangered” to “Endangered’ according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) list. More so, the 2018 gorilla census in the Virunga conservation area indicated an increase in gorilla numbers from 880 to 1004. Altogether, the world has 36 gorilla families 18 in Uganda, 10 in Rwanda and 8 in Congo.