Gorilla Families In The Ruhija Sector Of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park



Ruhija sector is one of the four sectors of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, a mountain gorilla destination. Ruhija is situated in the Eastern part of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.  Ruhija sector accommodates four habituated mountain gorilla families which include the Bitukura family, Oruzogo gorilla family, Kyaguriro gorilla family, and Mukiza family also commonly known as Kyaguriro B


Bitukura gorilla family

Bitukura is among the four mountain gorilla families in the Ruhija sector of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Bitukura gorilla group got its name after the river Bitukura where the mountain gorilla group was first seen. Bitukura mountain gorilla family was habituated between 2007 and 2008. The Bitukura gorilla family is known for being friendly, peaceful, Butikura gorilla family is comprised of 13 family members which include 4 silverbacks. 


Kyaguriro gorilla family

Kyaguriro group is also located in the Ruhija sector. Kyaguriro gorilla has been habituated but for research purposes. By the time of the Kyaguriro gorilla family habituation, the family was under Zeus silverback leadership.


Oruzogo gorilla family

Oruzogo is another gorilla family habituated in the Ruhijja sector, the gorilla group was named after some famous plant in Bwindi forest called Oruzogoto where the gorilla family was first seen. Oruzogo gorilla family is among the most loved gorilla group because of the stubborn individuals and braveness especially when they are visited by tourists.it has 17 members under Batwata leadership


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