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Four rare mountain gorillas ‘killed by lightning’

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said. A post-mortem examination has been performed on the four, including a male infant, who died on February 3 in …

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Charles Njonjo marks 100th birthday with visit to Uganda

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s former Attorney General Charles Njonjo started celebrations leading to his 100th birthday this week by tracking gorillas in Uganda at the weekend. The former flamboyant and powerful Attorney General of Kenya in the Jomo Kenyatta and early Daniel Arap Moi presidency, was at Mgahinga Gorilla …

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High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

KAHUZI-BIEGA NATIONAL PARK, DR Congo | AFP | Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo’s Kahuzi-Biega National Park. For an hour each day, the gorilla and his dozen-strong family host a handful of …

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Mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Wednesday. In an update of its “Red List” of threatened species, the IUCN said that a …

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Uganda gets 3 new gorilla trekking groups

Bwindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three gorilla groups recently completed Uganda’s gorilla habituation program, bringing the total number of groups available for trekking to 19 and the total number of daily gorilla trekking permits available to 152. The addition of these groups, reports visituganda.news, helps meet increased demand for gorilla …

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Rwanda expands gorilla home

Targets more from growing population of tourism magnet Kampala, Uganda | FRANCIS BYARUHANGA | Rwanda has got a new additional habitat for its growing population of rare mountain gorillas, the Gorilla Berengei Berengei. The 27.8-hectare property (about the size of 70 standard football fields, was donated by the AWF (African …

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PICTORIAL: Kwita Izina, gorilla-naming celebration

PICTORIAL #KwitaIzina2017: Kwita Izina, gorilla-naming celebration Kigali, RWANDA | RDB | Thousands came together in Musanze District- Kinigi to celebrate Rwanda‘s success in conserving mountain gorillas at the 13th Kwita Izina ceremony on September 1. This year, 19 baby gorillas were named under the theme “Conservation and sustainable tourism – a foundation for future generations” adding to the 239 …

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