Virunga national park embraced with 2 new baby mountain gorillas from Bageni and Humba groups
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Virunga national park embraced with 2 new baby mountain gorillas

On Wednesday, 25th July 2018, this Virunga national park was embraced with 2 new baby mountain gorillas, adding to previous births of 7 baby mountain gorillas thereby totalling to 9 baby gorillas born this year.

“The mountain gorillas were a most welcome source of good news in 2018 and it’s only getting better!” the park said in a statement, adding that it was “thrilled” with the new arrivals.

Kayenga a 19 year old gorilla from the Bageni group gave birth to her third child, this baby gorilla is a boy and this has totalled the Bageni group to 30 members. Also in the Humba group, an 8 year old Anangana gave birth to her first baby there growing the Humba group to 11 members. Anangana gave birth to a female baby mountain gorilla.

For over 10 years Virunga national park has highly increased on the number of mountain gorillas of which now stands at over 1000. This is observed from the 790 individuals registered in 2010 and its pleasured to Africa to see this magnificent, yet highly endangered species, continue to thrive.

This Virunga National Park also known as Parc National des Virunga, formerly named Albert National Park, is a 7,800 km2 (3,000 sq mi) national park that stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the south to the Rwenzori Mountains in the north, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, bordering Volcanoes National Park in the Republic of Rwanda and Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

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