Bwindi Registers Unprecedented Gorilla Births in 2020

Mountain gorillas are some of the world’s most endangered wildlife species. A few years ago, they were almost on the edge of extinction until strategies were laid to ensure the conditions enabling their breeding would be put in place. For the last ten years, Uganda has seen gorilla population growth not only in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park but also in Mgahinga gorilla national park.

7 Baby Gorillas In Bwindi 2020

For the last three years, Uganda has been registering one or two baby gorillas in the year. However, this has changed this year. Even though some people want to credit the unprecedented births to the lockdown that started in March 2020; it has to be noted that mountain gorillas have the same gestation period as human beings. This implies that their conception was during the lockdown.

As of September 2020, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has registered 7 births in the same year. The reasons for this unprecedented growth are still unclear, but we are hopeful that research will be conducted to establish the reasons for this unprecedented gorilla births in Uganda.

It should be noted that all these baby births have been registered in less than 7 weeks. Therefore, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park has had seven gorilla births in less than two months.