Mapuwa group is found in Jomba area of Virunga National Park in DRC. The group was formed in 1998 by Mapuwa Silverback. Mapuwa is a son to the Silverback Rugendo and evolved in Rugendo group. In August 1995, Mapuwa left Rugendo group at the same time as his brother Ruzirabwoba for solitary life. On 01/08/98, Mapuwa interacted with Lulengo group and grabbed 2 females (Kagofero and Kanepo) to form his own group – Mapuwa. Today Mapuwa group is composed of 4 males including 2 Silverbacks, 1 blackback and 1 Sub-adult male.


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