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A New Baby for the Busingye Gorilla Family

Source: E-Trip Africa

Published: May 25, 2013

Busingye Mountain gorilla group has  a new addition.  Bakunda, gave birth to a healthy new baby gorilla who is now estimated to be one week old.

The group is one of the many habituated families found in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  Busingye had seven members before the most recent addition.  Having split from the mother family, Kahungye in June of 2012, the family is still relatively small.

“We have the new born from the Busigye gorilla group which is now one week old but cannot give you details now because I am busy,” said Conscious Enzuma, the Bwindi Park Manager.

Lillian Nsubuga, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) spokesperson, said that it is a special opportunity to visiotrs to be visiting around the time of a birth.  “But it is usually difficult to see the newborn and be able to take its photo since the mother and the silverback are too protective and could even be violent if someone tries to get close to them.

She said the baby gorilla cannot move on its own and is carried by the mother under its stomach so protectively.  The sex of the newborn can't be determined until muc later, when the infant is older and more independant.