About Bwindi Gorillas

Sharing over 98% of their DNA with humans, gorillas display uncanny human characteristics. Gorilla families are headed by a silverback – a mature male who select places for the group to eat and sleep. The silverback has many privileges – including the right to feed first. This previlege pays off for the rest of the family, as if the group is threatened, the silveback weighing up to 120kg (260lbs) will defend them to the death if necessary.

Generally though most people think that gorillas are scaring, they are indeed gentle and peaceful animals. These great apes are highly intelligent and have been observed using tools and communicate using a variety of vocal sounds.

Read More on Bwindi Gorillas:

  • Gorilla Families in Bwindi
  • Bwindi mountain gorilla research
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
  • Gorilla Tracking Rules