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Wandering Gorilla Group Back in Mgahinga

Wandering Gorilla Group Back in Mgahinga


On July 7, 2007, the Nyakagezi group returned to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park after having spent months in Rwanda. When the group left Uganda in March 2007, it still comprised 11 members; now there are only 7 left, as 4 females stayed with another group in Rwanda.
The Nyakagezi group has spent most of its time in the Volcanoes of Rwanda and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since October 2004. It returned to Uganda occasionally, but only for short periods.

For the time, the Nyakagezi group, which is habituated to tourists remains in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP), it can be visited by tourists almost daily. It is very likely that this group roams the Virunga ranges based on seasons and availability of foods. It will be interesting to see how long their total stay will be in the MGNP.

Source: Summary of an article by Darious Magara in the New Vision 16 July 2007

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