Lowland gorilla dies at the age of 35 in Kahuzi-Biega Park

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Kinshasa, October 19th, 2021 (CPA).– Kahuzi-Biega national park in Sud Kivu province located in the east of DRC recorded last weekend the death of the male gorilla named « Mugaruka » in the age 35, indicates a statement from the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) reached CPA on Monday.

According to the source, Mugaruka is a gorilla who has remained lonely because he had a hand cut off in his youth, due to a trap by the poachers.

Mugaruka was unable to start a family due to his known disability.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park located in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo currently has 3,815 lowland gorillas (Grauer’s Gorillas), according to the last census. ACP / Mboti / MK / TW