Uganda celebrates the birth of two baby gorillas in Bwindi National Park one of the most populated mountain gorilla destination in the world. The two babies were born by Kisho and Karungi in just one week. One was born on 23rd June and the other on 28th June 2017 in Mubare family a habituated gorilla group found in Buhoma sector of Bwindi Forest. Surely this was great news not only to tourists, conservationists, park management bodies and also to Uganda tour operators who organize gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi forest. Even Dr. Andrew Seguya, the executive director of Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said they were celebrating double joy for the addition to the gorilla families. “Gorillas are among the rarest species of animals on the face of the earth and it is not common to have two gorillas born in the same week,” said Seguya, adding that the gorillas are also regarded as critically endangered
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During the baby gorilla celebration even Mr Aggrey Rwetsiba a senior Manager of Ecological Monitoring and Research at Uganda Wildlife Authority was interviewed and he confirmed that according to the recent mountain gorilla cencus, Uganda has 400 gorillas living in Bwindi forest and Mgahinga, and Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda share the 480 gorillas totaling to 880 in total in the all world. Besides, Mubare group is one of the amazing gorilla families to track with many little babies, mother gorillas and other family members. However, the group is headed by a silverback gorilla called Kanyonyi who took over leadership after the dismissal of his father. Other habituated gorilla families to track in Bwindi forest include Habiyanja, Kyaguriro, Rushegura, Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kuhungye, Meshaya, Nkuringo, Nshongi, among others. Hope have not said too much but Uganda is planning to start a gorilla naming ceremony just like Rwanda an event that will take place in the near future since today Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga National park have 10 baby gorillas born in different gorillas families and different park sectors.