It is with great joy that we can announce the birth of two new mountain gorilla babies discovered by our rangers in the last few days of December. The babies were born into two different gorilla familes: the Kabirizi and the Mapuwa families. What a great way to end the 2011 year!
The Mapuwa family is now at 17 members and the Kabirizi family, which has experienced both births and deaths this year, has 33 members, our largest family.
This is the 2nd baby for mother Maheshe gorilla of the Kabirizi family. Her first baby died in April of 2010 from natural causes.
Let’s hope that 2012 will be a good year of growth for all our mountain gorilla families.
Mother Maheshe and her newborn baby – the last of 2011.