Amahoro Gorilla Family, Adventure African Gorillas

Amahoro Family

September 3, 2018
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Amahoro Gorilla Family Rwanda: Amahoro is a Rwandese word meaning peace is one of the gorilla families in Rwanda habituated for tracking. Amahoro is thus a peace full family and those that have managed to track this gorilla family will testify that indeed all members are very peace full. This group is led by the dominant silverback called Ubumwe which means togetherness. If one is looking for a gorilla families that is likes peace and togetherness, then it has to be Amahoro mountain gorilla family. More often Amahoro gorilla group has been observed roaming on the slopes of Mountain Visoke and those trekking it should expect a medium to harder but awesome experience.

Amahoro gorilla family currently has seventeen individuals including Ubumwe the dominant silver back, two black backs, five juvenile gorillas, five adult females, and four young gorillas. Mountain gorilla families keep on changing in terms of members so feel free .

Formely known as the 13 Group, Agashya gorilla family had 13 members living together as a family for gorilla tracking but due to better conservation methods by the government of Rwanda, the group has expanded to 25 Members. This gorilla family is named after Agashya who is the dorminat silverback and the leader of the group.

Agashya gorilla family has one dominnt silverback, twelve mature females, three juveniles and seven young gorillas thus twenty five individuals in total. Initially, Agashya gorilla group was headed by a silverback known as Nyakairima but after a deadly fight, Agashya overpowered him and took over the leadership. Nyakairima left with no choice had to leave the group. Agashya silverback was very ambitious having expanded the group from 12 members to 25 members. Agashya gorilla group is normally found in the foothills of mountain Mgahinga and Sabinyo and once in a while this group moves uphill. It is believed that Agasha is so protective that when ever he senses danger, he will direct the whole Amahoro Gorilla Family to move from downhill to uphill


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