News Feature, 31st July 2018

Two Baby Mountain Gorillas Born in DR Congo’s Virunga National Park

Virunga Park, the nature preserve in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo famous for its endangered mountain gorillas, said Wednesday that a mother had given birth to two babies, bringing to nine the number of infants born so far this year.  The park currently counts 604 individuals, compared with 395 in 2000, according to Congolese news website ActuCongo. They comprise about 60 percent of Africa’s estimated total of around 1,000.

Author: DidiWamukoya

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