DR Congo: Gorilla "baby boom" on at Virunga NP, with at least 9 born this year
As a clear morning dawned on May 18, 2021, a baby was born. She was a gorilla, born to the Mapuwa family, one of 10 gorilla families in Virunga National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A month later, news broke that another gorilla, Mafuko from the Bageni family, was born on June 6 in the park.
At least nine gorillas have been born in Virunga since January.