Mountain gorillas: Bwindi’s biggest gem; Matthias Mugisha; Daily Monitor


Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will never see the day when you are as strong and as important as them. They weigh more than 200kg. They can rip a man into pieces and can break trees with their bare hands. They intimidate their opponents into a no contest by thumping their chests. They make more than Shs40 billion for the country a year.
Despite their legendary strength, they have a great fear of chameleons, caterpillars and water. And half of their world population lives in Uganda. They are mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei), a species listed as endangered and can only be found in Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda.

However, it is only in Bwindi, where half of the World’s 880 mountain gorillas are found.

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