The deceased gorilla, Ruhemuka, had been with the group. He had been up in Maesa tree shortly before the arrival of trackers in the area. Ruhemuka was a healthy silverback without any injuries before his death. When trackers reached the place of death, Ruhemuka had fallen from the tree and had died shortly after. The body was still bleeding. It is always sad to lose a family member as evidenced by the sombre stature the group cut from that time.