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Parc National Des Volcans Rwanda

If you are asking your self what is a Gorilla? and how do gorillas look?well !,Gorillas are massive ground-dwelling apes that live in Central and West African forests. There are several examples of famous gorillas and gorilla stories known by many people around the world. Gorillas are very common primates in popular culture, and almost anyone will name at least one character, like King Kong, or those in the Planet of the Apes. Read More

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Where do gorillas get their name from? Is a commonly asked question. As the name hints, Gorilla was derived from the Ancient Greek word “gorillae”, which means ‘tribe of hairy women according history. Read More

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Do you know How many species-breeds of gorillas?, There are two species of gorillas-Eastern gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) & the Western gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla) and Each gorilla species is further subdivided into two subspecies as show below. Read More

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Looking for What’s the biggest type of gorilla?, the Eastern lowland gorilla of Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest of the four gorilla subspecies weighing up to 250kg belonging to the bigger Gorilla Beringei sub species. Read More

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

As they plan their Africa tours and safaris, travellers always wonder:  Where can you see mountain gorillas? Where are gorillas found? Where do you find gorillas? Where is mountain gorillas found? Mountain gorillas: Mountain gorillas are a subspecies of the eastern gorilla. There are two populations of mountain gorillas. One is found in… Read more

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When talks turn to great apes, most people possibly think of the mountain gorillas that the legendary primatologist Dian Fossey made famous. The remarkable work that she did in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, as well as her unsolved murder, captured the West’s imagination. Read More

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The mountain gorilla has shaggy black fur that covers most of its body. Its face, massive chest, palms of hands, and soles of feet are bare. Mountain gorillas have thicker and longer fur than other gorilla subspecies which keeps them warm on the cool high mountains where they live. Read More

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Contemplating what is special about a mountain gorilla’s nose? And if gorillas do have unique nose prints? Yes, mountain gorillas have unique patterns of wrinkles on their nose which differentiate them from each other .Mountain gorillas, just like humans have features that make them different from one another including;- Read More

Volcanoes National Park

One of the most frequently asked questions about mountain gorillas are:-How big are mountain gorillas? What is the average weight of a mountain gorilla? How tall is a gorilla standing up? What is the size of the biggest gorilla? Read More

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Vs Uganda

Gorillas, the greatest of the apes, are primarily terrestrial (meaning they travel on the ground) and quadrupedal which means that they use both their hands and feet to walk. More specifically, gorillas use a form of locomotion called knuckle-walking, meaning they walk on the top of their knuckles as opposed to putting all their weight on their palms. Read More

Mountain gorillas primarily live on the ground. They can spend about 5% of the day in trees, whiles chimpanzees spend about 61% of the day above the ground and orangutans nearly 100%. Read More

People have families. Mountain gorillas have families too. A gorilla family/group is called a troop. Each troop is made up of 5 to 30 individuals. The biggest gorilla group known to date was found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park: It consisted of 65 individuals for a short period. A gorilla family travel together, eats together, and sleeps in the same location. Read More

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How do Gorillas communicate in a several ways like humans do, to pass on important timely communication amongst themselves through; – sounds, postures and gestures as well as facial expressions. Gorillas make about 22 unique sounds to communicate unique feelings Read More

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Travelers on gorilla trekking tours have on several occasions been wondering why you can’t stare a gorilla in the eyes. What happens if one makes direct eye contact with a gorilla? Why do gorillas not like eye contact? So, what does a direct stare mean to a gorilla? Read More 

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Gorillas beat their chest with cupped hands occasionally. So why do gorillas bang their chest or what are the repercussions of beating your chest at a gorilla or what does it mean when silverback gorilla pounds his chest? Read More

When people think of gorilla chest-beating, they usually think of a huge silverback signaling to another male that he’s in charge. However, anyone in a gorilla group, even females and juveniles, may be seen pounding the chest. Read More

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Gorillas are highly intelligent. They don’t use tools as much as chimpanzees do, but gorillas have been seen using sticks to gauge the depth of water, bamboo as ladders to help infants climb, and recently gorillas have been seen for the first time using sticks to eat ants without being stung. Read More

The day of mountain gorilla usually starts at around 6 am when they wake up. Typically, the daily life of a gorilla doesn’t involve many activities. Looking for food covers a great part of the morning. Other activities include resting and travelling Read More

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Mountain gorillas are herbivores, which achieve their impressive stature on a mostly vegetarian diet. They have massive jaw muscles which help them chew tough vegetation.  Read More 

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Mountain gorillas consume as large quantities of food as needed to sustain their massive bulk. An adult male mountain gorilla can consume up to 34 kg (75 pounds) of vegetation a day, while a female can eat up to 18 kg (40 pounds). Read More

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Traveler on gorilla safaris in Africa have always been wondering: – since gorillas are herbivore, why do they have big canines? Well, teeth aren’t just for chomping meat. In particular, the gorilla’s longsharp canine teeth are used for display, especially when it is threatened or trying to fend off other male gorillas competing for dominance. Read More

Gorillas make nests to sleep in every night. At the end of the day, just before dusk, these great primates start constructing a nest where they will spend their night. Nests are carefully constructed using branches and leaves and are constructed by individuals. Nest building usually takes around 5 minutes. Read More

What do you do when you encounter a gorilla? For decades, the answer might have been to scream and run. Gorillas were wild beasts that could tear cities apart or so many thought based on the movie King Kong. However Read More

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

Can gorilla kill you? /Are gorillas dangerous to humans? Gorillas are calm vegetarians that can only become aggressive when disturbed. Gorillas are wild animals and despite the fact that they share about 98% of our DNA, a visitor on a gorilla trekking tour is required to take some precautions in order to have an exciting gorilla encounter. Read More

Bwindi impenetrable national park

How strong is a silverback gorilla? The fact that these animals have immense physical power is one of the facts about gorillas that indicate you should treat them with caution. It’s hard to measure how strong a gorilla really is, but estimates range from around 4 to 9 times stronger than your average human. Read  More

Certain reptiles such as chameleons and caterpillars worry the gorillas. They are also afraid of water and will cross streams only if they can do so without getting wet, such as by crossing over fallen logs, and dislike rain. Read More

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

5 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

The life span of mountain gorillas is usually range from 35 to 40 years. Old gorillas often suffer from arthritis, which mainly damages the bones in their hands and feet. They also suffer from the loss of teeth as a consequence of periodontitis, so that they have a problem with feeding. It takes them longer to feed and to travel than the other members of the group. Read More

6 New Gorilla babies born in a period of two weeksFemale gorillas have a slow reproduction rate. The maximum number of offspring they may have during their lifetime is 2-6. Normally, male gorillas have 10-20 offspring, but from different females. The female gorillas reach sexual maturity at the age of 10, while the male gorillas reach sexual maturity at the age of 15. Read more

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Are you wondering What is a baby gorilla called?,Baby gorilla are called infants just like humansBaby gorillas are called infants, just like baby humans, which makes sense when we’re so closely related. Read More

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Pondering How long do baby gorillas stay with their mothers?, Baby gorilla stay with their mothers for three to four years .Mother gorillas stay with their younger ones until they are four years old. All this time the mothers attend to their babies until they can support themselves. Read More

Is it safe to visit gorillas in Uganda?

One possible predator of gorillas is the leopard. Gorilla remains have been found in leopard scat, but this may be the result of scavenging. When the group is attacked by humans, leopards, or other gorillas, an individual silverback will protect the group, even at the cost of his own life. Read More

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Although gorilla shares almost 98% of our DNA, they do not make good pets. You may see pictures of baby gorillas and think “how cute! I would love one as a pet!” But gorillas can be AWFUL pets for several reasons.  They are many times stronger than any human with sharp and long canine teeth that can easily inflict injury. Read More

Gorilla Safari in Rwanda & Recreation at Gisenyi Lake Kivu

No, mountain gorillas can’t survive in captivity. They are only live in mountainous forested areas of Central Africa. All gorillas in zoos around the world are lowland gorillas and mainly western lowland gorillas. Read more

Because there are only about 1,000 mountain gorillas left, it’s important that their population size be continuously monitored to evaluate whether, and which, conservation tactics work. Their populations must keep growing because mountain gorillas have very low genetic diversity Read More

Despite their recent population growth, the mountain gorillas are still threatened. As of 2020, mountain gorillas are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List and are dependent on conservation efforts to survive. Read More

Visiting mountain gorillas families and learn about the life of the gorillas is one way of contributing to the ongoing efforts of saving these endangered apes. The revenue received from gorilla trekking tours benefits gorilla conservation. Read More