Tag Archives: Gorillas

Increase in Gorilla Numbers
November 13, 2012

Increase in Mountain Gorilla Numbers!

We are delighted to announce that census data released today by the Uganda Wildlife Authority has revealed that the number of mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda has risen from the 2006 estimate of 302 to a minimum of 400 in 2011! This now brings the total world population of mountain gorillas up…

Ruterana Close Call
October 19, 2012

Ruterana Escapes Close Call in…

In recent days as trackers were on their daily routine around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, they noticed that Ruterana of the Rushegura group was looking weak and unwell. They notified the doctors of The Mountain Gorillas Veterinary Project who quickly realised that she recently gave birth but her infant was nowhere to be found. Upon further…

Gorilla Habitats Dwindling
October 15, 2012

Gorilla Habitats Dwindling Fast

A study recently published in Diversity and Distributions details the decline in great ape habitats across Africa and paints what is a very disturbing picture for conservationists. Of all the great apes, gorillas are the ones losing out the most. Cross River gorillas have lost almost 60% of their habitat over the last twenty years,…

Three Gorilla Deaths
September 14, 2012

Tragic Report of Three Gorillas’…

Volcanoes was hugely saddened to learn of the recent deaths of two wild mountain gorillas. Bwiruka, a senior female mountain gorilla, was found dead by trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on Monday. The cause of death is yet to be established but is suspected to be advanced age. Also, 3-year-old male mountain gorilla Akarusho…

Mission Impossible
August 1, 2012

Mission Impossible: Jungle

A couple of youngsters in Rwanda have managed to destroy a trap used by hunters. This is made even more remarkable by the fact that these youngsters are gorillas! Rwema and Dukore had responded to one of their family being killed by a poacher’s snare by searching out similar traps around the forests of Parc…

Gorilla Differences
July 30, 2012

Explaining Gorilla Differences

There are two types of gorillas: Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas. Lowland Gorillas are found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mountain Gorillas are only found in the Virunga area, shared between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda. In many regards,…