Recently I visited the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, more precisely, the gorilla group of Cimanuka. All gorillas in the highland sector of the KBNP, living in groups or living alone: they move around and feed according to the food availability. It’s their annual habit. For instance they leave the secondary forest and move into the bamboo
Gorilla’ Alternative Diet in Bamboo Forest?
Gorilla’ Alternative Diet in Bamboo Forest?2019-12-20T14:35:23+00:00 About Gorillas
Gorillas spend more time in the secondary forests than in the bamboo or primary forests or in swamps. In the highland sector of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, gorillas select plants to eat. They eat its fruits, bark, flowers, roots and shoots. The secondary forest vegetation is dominated by the Dombeya goetzenni, Hagenia abissinica, Neobutonia macrocalyx
Multiple Fights Did not Stop Bonane’s ambitions
Multiple Fights Did not Stop Bonane’s ambitions2019-06-09T16:46:29+00:00 About Gorillas
Bonane, born in 2003, from the CIMANUKA family. He left his family around (2012) to form his own family with 2 females. A famous and much more visited family in the PNKB with all these individuals accustomed to the human presence. At 15, he began to undergo less aggressive interactions, especially since he remains today
Kahuzi Biega National Park Gets New Head
Kahuzi Biega National Park Gets New Head2018-02-06T16:40:29+00:00 News
It is since January 18, 2018 that Mr. Lucien Gédéon LOKUMU, Director at the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature has left his place to his colleague, Mr. De-Dieu Bya’ombe, also Director at the ICCN. Director Lucien Gédéon is recalled by the hierarchy of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature, to go
Studying Grauer’s Gorilla Behaviors
Studying Grauer’s Gorilla Behaviors2017-11-11T10:11:07+00:00 About Gorillas
Grauer’s gorillas, located only in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are among the world’s most-endangered primates and have suffered dramatic losses in recent decades, up to about 80 percent. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund is working to help Grauer’s gorillas in two areas of Congo. One area is a remote forest area where the gorillas
Congo: How Deep Do We Go?
Congo: How Deep Do We Go?2017-10-31T14:09:13+00:00 Adventure
The headquarters of Kahuzi-Biega National Park overlooks a valley sprinkled with white buildings, as if in miniature, separated from the shining surface of Lake Kivu by gently rolling cultivated hills. Behind the thick walls of a visitor centre that could make Rwanda or Uganda envious, a coffee shop occupies one corner and a giant flat