Fossey Gorilla Fund welcomes gorilla’s birth in Rwanda



fosseygorillaRwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is a haven for the mountain gorilla, a severely endangered species with only 790 known individuals extant. FBB’s Animal Protection beneficiary Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund continues to monitor gorillas in the park and last month welcomed a new birth in the group of Inshuti, a 14-year-old silverback:

Such a good start of the New Year for Inshuti’s group! First the group gained a new female in January, then a new infant was born on February 22. This is the first offspring for the young female Tayna, who just turned 8 at the end of 2010.

Tayna has been together with Inshuti since January 2009, when she left Titus’ group during an interaction between the two groups. At that time she was a young subadult female. The females in the group welcomed her from the very beginning, as did Inshuti himself.  This was made easier because the two females in the group at the time of her transfer – Taraja and Shangaza – had both come from Titus’ group and were therefore already familiar with Tayna. The three females soon formed a solid alliance, spending their time together as a family.

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