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Two More Gorilla Families to Be Habituated

Two More Gorilla Families to Be Habituated


The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has just confirmed that actually two added groups of gorillas are presently under habituation. The ‘Kahungye’ and ‘Oruzogo’ groups are undergoing a gradual process of getting used to nearby human presence, something which can take up to 18 months, following which the two groups will be available for tracking by tourist visitors. Once this is achieved, this correspondent was told, the available number of permits will reach 64 a day, i.e. 8 visitors maximum per day for each of the habituated groups (unless rested or otherwise ‘taken off’ the daily visiting schedule for operational or medical reasons). A further habituated group is strictly ‘reserved’ for research and monitoring and cannot under any circumstances be visited by ‘ordinary’ tourists.

For more information visit the UWA website at www.ugandawildlife.org or write with specific enquiries to info@ugandawildlife.org

Also remember that www.friendagorilla.org continues to operate where ‘friends’ via Facebook can be made with ‘life’ gorillas at a nominal fee of US Dollars 1 (ONE) only. Sign up to support wildlife conservation.

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