Mapuwa Gorilla Group

Mapuwa Gorilla Group

Mapuwa Gorilla group is found in Jomba near Bunagana, the group was named after the silverback Mapuwa. This silverback has acquired power which he has used to protect his family by all means through violence struggles. His son is called Rugendo, who is also a leader in Rugendo group named after him. Rugendo left his father’s group in the 1998, and started his own family. He took along with him 2 adult females named Mafaze and Jicho. Due to his continuous …

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Lulengo Gorilla Group

Lulengo Gorilla Group

Lulengo group, this GRP lives in the areas of jomba in VNP nearby Bunagana boarder. This group was once called Musekura, however it later on changed to Lulengo, the name is derived from a Silverback this was in memory of the Technical Director of Virunga National park. The technician was killed in a land mine during the time this Silverback, Lulengo was born I’m Rugabo group,which was the first habituated Mountain Gorilla Group Mikeno sector. During this period the Silverback Rugabo was …

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Kwita Izina

Kwita Izina

Kwita Izina, is a Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries. The government of Rwanda Development Board, and collaboration with various conservation partners and local communities, the mountain Gorilla and their habitat, the old naming century’s tradition was modeled on these species to get the national brand known as ‘Kwita Izina”. The gorillas play a significant role in the on-going program of monitoring each individual gorilla in their families and habitat. Kwita Izina, is a very unique event with the main …

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Kabirizi Gorilla Group

Kabirizi Gorilla Groupp

This group was once called the Ndungutse family,it was named after the known silverback Ndungutse, This silverback was very humble and giant however it was assassinated in the year of 1997 after it was caught in crossfire between the Rebel groups and DR Congo Army in the Bukima patrol post. The name Kabirizi is derived from the ICCN director who died in a traffic accident in the years of 1990s. Currently the group is led by a silverback that is …

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Humba Gorilla Family

Humba Gorilla Familyy

The Humba group was created in 1998 following a split from Rugendo group. Humba  is a son to Rugendo, however  Rugendo group has 6 individuals leaving the father Rugendo with 9 members. The silverback Nyakamwe decided to go with his brother Humba, by 2014, the Humba group increased to 16 members, Humba and his brother Nyakamwe got into a fight leading to the split of the group. Humba by then stayed with 6 individuals while his brother Nyakamwe walked away …

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