For three decades prior to the first official gorilla naming ceremony, park rangers and researchers named Rwanda's mountain gorilla
babies as part of monitoring each gorilla in their family and habitat.
And in Uganda, watch out for a tiny eight-week-old mountain gorilla
having a nap on his mum.
Uganda is blessed with abundant wildlife, once in a life time experiences including mountain gorilla
and chimp trekking, Nile River cruises and luxury eco-tourism stays, as well many captivating cultural heritage trails, which differ amongst the four major kingdoms and established chiefdoms that exist in the country.
Africa's oldest national park is home to a third of the world's mountain gorilla
"Even though the rise of the mountain gorilla
population is fantastic news, the species is still in danger and conservation efforts must go on," Liz Williamson, primate specialist for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said.
On June 1, results of a new mountain gorilla
census were revealed, showing numbers of the endangered species are on the rise.
Despite the risks, Virunga remains hugely popular with tourists from all over the world because of its mountain gorilla
The sprawling Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to roughly 25 percent of the world's remaining mountain gorillas
. The mountain gorilla
is a critically endangered species.
Volcanoes National Park is home to 10 mountain gorilla
groups and each group can only have one group of eight people visiting a day for only one hour.
Because so few are left these species of plants and animals are endangered without special protection, besides this, the mountain gorilla
, Panda, Bengal tiger are some example endangered species.
A 2-year-old female Grauer's gorilla, confiscated from poachers in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in November 2005, was group-housed in a facility with 6 other juvenile Grauer's gorillas and 1 juvenile mountain gorilla