Another newborn baby found in the Kabirizi group, bringing the total to 4 newborns identified in this group alone. This is quite unprecedented and brings the growth rate of this family close to 30% a year. The natural growth for a healthy gorilla populations is more like 6%. So we’re shocked and delighted at this unexpected turn of events that brings a positive twist to the end of an otherwise incredibly difficult year.
We’ll give you the detailed results on the census as soon as we have finalised figures, but we wanted to share this with you immediately.