This May, two new mountain gorilla babies were born in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, joining the species’ growing, population of more than 1,000 in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Every birth is a success for the species. Mother Kabagyenyi and father (Silverback) Bweza are looking after their baby in the Nshongi family. The other baby is a new member of the Muyambi family. Previously listed as critically endangered, the mountain gorillas’ status changed to endangered in 2018, marking one of the world’s best conservation success stories. Conservation is driven by tourism, as money generated by permits and park fees helps support efforts to protect the species and its natural habitat.
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