MUBARE

Mubare group is the oldest habituated gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is led by the Silverback Kanyonyi.  Habituation of Mubare group started in 1991. The group is uniquely known for Single male leadership and pure intolerance to multi- adult male presence by its leader(s). The group’s historical leader (Ruhondeza) was well known for practicing ‘infanticide’ to eliminate younger males and at the time of Ruhondeza’s demise (26th June 2012) only one lucky male (Kanyonyi) had managed to survive his father’s wrath thus taking over leadership of the group. Mubare group is composed of 12 individuals including; 1 Silverback, 7 adult females and 4 infants – 3 males, 1 unknown.

Photo used with permission: Copyright: Ryoma OTSUKA

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