Yesterday 7th November ,Mubare group,the oldest gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable National park got yet a new baby gorilla birthed by Karungi a female gorilla in the group.This comes after about 3 weeks ago when yet another member of the Mubare group known as Businza gave birth to a baby gorilla as well!The sex of Karungi’s baby had not yet been established at the time the good news came in.Mother and baby are also reported to be healthy. Mubare gorilla family was the first habituated gorilla family in Bwindi opened up for gorilla trekking in Uganda in the year 1993 after a 2 years habituation process.
The good news came as a success to the strong conservation efforts by the Uganda Wildlife Authority as well as all conservation partners.
As per September 2019, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda is home to 19 gorilla families found in the four gorilla trekking sectors and these are;
- Rushegura, Habinyaja, Mubare and Katwe Gorilla groups in the Buhoma Gorilla trekking sector
- Bitukura, Kyaguriro, Mukizo and Oruzogo Gorilla groups in the Ruhija Gorilla trekking sector
- Bishasho, Nkuringo and Christmas Gorilla groups in the Nkuringo Gorilla trekking sector
- Nsonji, Mishaya, Bweza, Kahunjye, Businjye, Rwiji, Muchunguzi and Bikyinji Gorilla groups in the Rushaga Gorilla trekking sector