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Gorilla-Grooming

Gorillas know no rules

Go trekking in the middle of the rainforest of the now dormant volcano Bisoke, with Intambara, the amazing 250kg silverback mountain gorilla, and his 17 strong family group.

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Peeling back the layers of Rwanda

Visiting Rwanda gave this blogger the opportunity to peel back the layers of a country shell-shocked by civil war and genocide where the evils of genetic labeling and propaganda nearly cost the country its soul.

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Getting to know the gorillas of Uganda

There are less than 900 individual mountain gorillas left in the wild. This photographer goes trekking in search of the groups that live in the Bwindi forest.

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Sometimes the mountain gorillas come to you

Trekking for the rare mountain gorillas is surely on many people’s bucket lists, and most will come to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Treks can last for 2-10 hours as the gorilla families range over huge areas in steep

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Mountain Gorilla, Uganda

Gorilla populations on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) population in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) has increased to an estimated 400 individuals, according to the recent released results of a three-week census carried out by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) in

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Mountain gorilla Virunga National Park Congo

Gorilla trekking in gumboots

Crossing into the Congo wasn’t the most comfortable experience we’ve ever had but it was an awe-inspiring adventure to go and meet the majestic mountain gorillas, making a childhood dream come true for Marcus. Bouncing around in the back of

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Much of the ancient culture of the Batwa has been lost since they were removed from their forest home

Batwa Pygmies: Forgetting the Bwindi Forest, Uganda

Penetrating the Impenetrable Forest took us deep into what was once home to the Batwa pymies, a forest-dwelling people who were displaced when Bwindi became a national park to protect the last remaining mountain gorillas. We got a taste of

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Gorilla Doctors Virunga National Park DR Congo

Mountain gorilla habitat under siege in DR Congo

The Gorilla Doctors fear for the health and safety of the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo as rebels clash with the Congolese army in the park’s gorilla sector. Virunga National Park is home to

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Top 10 ways to protect Mountain Gorillas

By Molly Feltner The recent popular YouTube video showing a tourist being touched by wild mountain gorillas has captivated more than a million viewers and will likely inspire many travellers to book a trip to visit mountain gorillas themselves. For those of

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