The Playful mountain Gorilla

The Playful Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda.

The Mountain Gorilla especially the youngsters are very interesting to see, Mountain gorillas live in groups called Families comprising of alpha male known as silverbacks , younger males called black backs, adult females and young ones. The family comprises of members from 2 and above up to 40 individuals. The oldest and strongest silverback leads the group and is in charge of protection, decision making, disciplining other members as well as breeding.

All the other male gorillas in that in a family stay solitary until they form their own group. The most group where there is more than one silverback, the rest are usually off springs of the dominant silverback. Gorilla families usually have their homes that range from 10-15 miles where they feed and rest. Male gorillas usually take about 4 years to completely leave their original group. They keep distancing themselves from the troop while attracting some of the other members especially the females until they completely form their own troop.

Mountain gorillas spend most of their time feeding, grooming, resting and playing. The adult gorillas are commonly seen grooming the young ones and the youngster are always seen playing, running and jumping on tree branches and the backs of the older gorillas. Gorillas feed on mostly leaves, shoots, flowers and less of fruits. Mountain gorillas feed on celery, bamboo, thistles, stinging nettles and bedstraw but gorillas rarely drink water. Adult gorillas eat up to 25kg a day. Gorillas are nomadic animals so they make their nests at the end of each day by bending tree branches and using leaves. They move from one place to another while foraging so they make nests wherever the dusk finds them. Female gorillas sleep with the infants and the older gorillas make themselves a nest each. The nests are built off the ground to protect them from parasites and the cold grounds.

if you happen to get time and money to contribute to their survive by purchasing a Gorilla trekking permit in either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda or Mgahinga gorilla national park or Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga park, Keep your eyes open to learn the behavior and the feeding habit of these beautiful creatures.

The playful mountain gorilla youngsters in Bwindi impenetrable forest is the wonderful experience not to be missed in life. Just choose to  travel with us and we will lead you there. We create the unforgettable once in lifetime experience with these beautiful creatures.

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