Nothing can stop the Virunga National Park since the beginning of 2020.
Another new birth among the gorillas observed by the eco-guards on the night of March 3 in Gasenyi, in Rutshuru territory in the southern sector of the park, near Jomba, is reported by a press release from the Virunga national park communication service.
The 11-year-old and 9-month-old SAF Vilavu gorilla gave birth to her first baby, which is a female. Vilavu is part of the Mapuwa family which currently has 7 other females.
On the other hand and according to the monitoring report, the Mapuwa family has been experiencing an perturbation recently with in particular the repeated emigrations of its individuals. In three years, three Silver Backs including Gourba, Sebagabo and Dunia left the family to become solitary.
Another, Mambo, has also began to move away from the group. This birth of Vilavu allows the Mapuwa family to go from 23 to 24 individuals. The number of gorillas accustomed to the Mikeno sub-sector increased from 151 to 152 individuals, without taking into account the two families in the process of individuals and the 4 individuals in the Senkwekwe center in Rumangabo.