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Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas

Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24 […]

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New Mother Loses Infant in Bwindi

On January 4th it was discovered that a newborn member of the Kahunge gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest had died on 1 January. The infant’s mother is Rugendo, a young aduly female and first-time mother. Although gorilla doctors were unable to identify the cause of death, they believe he had been born on 28th […]

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Lady Luck (Part 3)

We not only got lucky with the animals, the human characters we met along the way were equally as entertaining. At all stops we found friendly and engaging company. We were provided with classic examples of Uganda’s charming but idiosyncratic personality. “Hilariously, I welcome you to our lodge!” was one greeting we received. “This is […]

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Lady Luck (Part 2)

From the plains of Queen Elizabeth we moved south to the damp mountain forests of Bwindi for the final leg of our journey where we would be seeing one of the main attractions of Africa’s wildlife! From Bwindi Lodge we marvelled at the stunning views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which looks pre-historic when viewed […]

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Ruterana Escapes Close Call in Bwindi

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 […]

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