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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.


https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/gorilla-baby-boom-sparks-hope-in-drc-but-threats-to-great-apes-persist/

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