Oruzogo Gorilla Group

Oruzogo Gorilla Group

The Oruzogo Gorilla Group found in Ruhija, a sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Other families in Ruhija section include Bitukura and Kyaguliro that are dedicated mainly for research purposes. Oruzogo group can also be tracked from Buhoma area as well since its not very far. This means that you may book any Buhoma lodge staying in and then transfer early enough of the day of trekking. This is an option if there are permits in Ruhija side but when accommodations there are full. Driving from Buhoma to Ruhija, it takes between 1 to 2 hours.

In 2011, Oruzogo group was opened up for tracking with Tibirikwata, the dominant Silverback as the family head. The group consists of 23 members. Since its start, the family seen growth in numbers, an attribute to the new birth. The adult female Ntamurungi produced a baby in June 2011 and Musi gave birth to a young one in October 2011. The good news occurred in 2012 when Kakoba gave birth to twins in March of that year. Other group members are Busungu (short-tempered), Kaganga (giant one) plus Bwoba (the coward).

Others are Kashundwe, Nyakiina, Otaka, Karimi (tongue), Kiromba, Katooto (the small one) Kanywani (meaning friendly), Kakobe who has a monkey-like looks and Buchura plus the last twins.

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