Wednesday 21 December 2016
UGANDA: Important Mountain Gorilla Dies In Accident
Named Ndahura, the gorilla was from a dominant silverback of the Bitukura family of gorillas.
“This morning it was a sad day for Uganda when we lost Ndahura, at a tender age of 28 years, the silverback (dominant male) of the Bitukura family. He fell down when the branch he was sitting on broke,” Said Uganda Wildlife Authority Chief Executive Andrew Seguya
Dr Seguya added that: “We however, believe that his next line, Rukumu will take over the family and keep it together and so if this happens, we don’t expect much effect on tourism,” he added.
Uganda earns about Shs10billion is realized from the sale of gorilla permits annually with every ticket being sold at $600.