Sources have revealed that over 20 gorillas from Hirwa family in Volcanoes National park have crossed to Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mgahinga is part of the Virunga family and boarders the Volcanoes National park on the Ugandan side.
UWA’s ICT head and photographer Paddy Musiime Muramura has confirmed the presence of these Gorillas in Mgahinga for a week now. This is not the first time this is happening in a few years ago, it was hard to book gorilla permits for Mgahinga because the gorilla family in Mgahinga used to cross to Rwanda and return to Uganda at their will.
The 20 mountain Gorillas from Hirwa Family came through the northern part of Rwanda called Kinigi and are now camping in Mgahinga. Gorillas keep moving in the forest and can freely cross the geographical boarders and live where they feel comfortable.
This means an added number on Gorillas in Mgahinga which had one Gorilla family called Nyakagezi. The new Gorillas from Gorillas from Rwanda are being monitored along with the ones that have been in Mgahinga on the already existing International Gorilla Conservation Program(IGCP) guidelines.