Video News from the Volcanoes National Park!

Hi, this is Tuver,

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Just recently, I travelled to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to track mountain gorillas located there. On my tour I came across the Umubano family, which consists of 14 members and is led by the awesome alpha silverback Charles. The name Umubano is Kinyarwandan, which translated means neighborliness, and is the name of the other silverback in the group. He used to be in charge before Charles took over.

As you guys can see from this video the group is doing fine, spending their days grooming one another or playing around. Young gorillas are usually more active than their older companions, and like to wrestle, tumble and climb trees. They also develop much faster than human infants and begin to bounce and play at about 8 weeks.

I hope you guys enjoy the video I took and as usual I will keep you updated with the latest news on our gorillas here in Africa.

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  1. vivi
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Amazing work 😉

  2. H. Naber
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I hear someone coughing on this video.
    What about regulations on preventing of transmitting diseases…????

  3. abi
    Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Ah. Sorry for the late reply! There are very strict rules in place. Tourists are always kept 7-9 metres away from the gorillas (that’s how far a human sneeze or cough can propel harmful germs)

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