Twin Baby Gorillas Born in Virunga National Park
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the entire tourism sector and Conservationists have been overfilled by joy as the Virunga National Park welcomes twin baby gorillas. While game rangers were carrying out inspections in the tropical rain forest of the Virunga National Park, they spotted an adult female gorilla from the Nyakamwe gorilla family group holding her newly-born twin babies.
Due to the fact that primate national parks and savannah national parks were at standstill, the game rangers and game guides continued inspecting the national parks to protect mountain gorillas and other wildlife species not only in Rwanda but also in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gato the female gorilla mother of the new twins and the other new birth rates that were recorded on 21st September resulted into a total population of 16 individuals in the Nyakamwe gorilla Family. However on 23rd August 2020, a new gorilla birth was recorded in the Mapuwa group and on 2nd July 2020, the Baraka gorilla group also recorded a newborn baby gorilla.
The new gorilla births not only excited the park authorities but also other conservation stakeholders as well as tourists. Due to the fact that coronavirus broke up, not only was Virunga national park suspended but also Mgahinga national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Uganda, and volcano national park in Rwanda. The Virunga National Park inhabits 8 gorilla family groups and these are Nyakamwe, Munyaga gorilla family, Mapuwa group, Rugendo, Bageni, Kabirizi gorilla family, and Lulengo gorilla family.
More about Virunga national parks.
Virunga National Park is a park in the Albertine Rift Valley in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was created in 1925 and is among the first protected areas in Africa. In elevation, it ranges from 680 m in the Semliki River valley to 5,109 m in the Rwenzori Mountains.
The Virunga national park is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo which is well known as one of the insecure countries because of wars. These wars have affected their tourism sector because most of the visitors feel insecure about losing their lives just like 12 rangers that have been killed by suspected members of a Rwandan rebel group in Virunga national park. However, some areas in Virunga National Park are secure for gorilla trekking because the authorities have deployed security guards to protect the visitors as well as mountain gorillas.