Thursday, 27 April 2017

MOUNTAIN GORILLA HABITATS: UGANDA GORILLA FACTS

WHERE DO GORILLAS LIVE? 
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One of the disturbing questions encountered by most humans is generally about the lives of their own relatives, the Mountain Gorillas. Gorillas are lovely and social animals that usually form harems of which can be compared to groups or families.

These precious creatures are so much endangered, and can only be traced within East Africa (the Virunga region). Of the three subspecies of gorilla, the mountain gorilla is the largest and rarest. Remarkably strong, the mountain gorilla has a short trunk and a broad chest and shoulders. Males develop a streak of silver hair on their backs when they mature and are called "silver backs."
Gorillas in the pearl of Africa (Uganda) can be seen in only 2 national parks, that is, Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla National park. Though Gorillas can be traced in the DRC, it is only in Uganda and Rwanda where Mountain Gorillas can be trekked.
Their presence in Uganda and Rwanda constitutes a rise in Gorilla safari activities with more tours and excursions made in Africa for tracking safaris and habituation experiences to learn about and explore   these gentle giants.
For a person who has not read about African mountain gorillas nor has information about them, a buzzing and most striking question is how gorillas live, interact with each other and their behaviors.
Uganda has mountain gorillas which also take on a name scientifically called beringei. These have occasionally been a fancy for a Uganda gorilla Safari and gorilla tours in Rwanda.
Where there are the strong silverbacks, you will find others a few meters or closely near each other playing, feeding and going about their daily activities. It’s a family system; therefore, Gorillas do not live alone but live as a community.
The mother gorillas can be seen around their babies, breastfeeding them or tidying them up especially in case they have some ticks or dirt on them. The young ones stay with mother till they are around 5 years old.
Mountain gorillas are a fancy since they live for up to 53 years, the reason to why their life expectancy is high if not endangered by human beings, diseases, bad weather like earth quake, and other calamities that tend to cut their lives short.
Gorillas are often closely related and compared to man due to their ability to succumb to human lifestyle, and as a result they are usually used for entertainment in zoos and theaters.
They are exclusively intelligent and have a high intellectual capacity to sense what is good and bad for themselves. They react according to the sense and instinct about that which seems to threaten their wellbeing.
When you think of trekking gorillas in Africa, the Virunga region should be the highlight of your safari; and take a lifetime steep to explore Africa’s impenetrable national park, Bwindi, Mgahinga Gorilla national park, and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park.