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Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Community located in Queen Elizabeth Park in southwestern Uganda is home to a highly endangered isolated chimpanzee community. We are pleased to report that young Pamba gave birth to her first offspring, a boy, around the first week of December. Pamba appears to be a natural at child-rearing and both mother and baby are doing very well.
Asaba was also seen with a new born baby in the first week of December. This is the third offspring and second boy for Asaba.
Murungi, who appeared very pregnant in early December, was seen with a newborn on January 11th 2013. She likely delivered between the 7th and 10th of January. The sex has not yet been identified. This is the fourth offspring for Murungi; she already has 3 boys thriving in the Kyambura Community: Maji, Mweya, and Mulefu. We hope to identify the sex this week.
Congratulations to all the new mothers!!
This brings the Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee population to a total of 23 individuals.
For more information on visiting the chimp population in Kyambura Gorge and staying at our contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge, contact a member of our sales team.
Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.
Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.