Rushegura group is found in Buhoma tourism sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is led by the dominant Silverback Kabukojo. The group was created in February 2002 following the split of the larger Habinyanja group. Rushegura group was named after a tree species ‘Ebishegura’ found in the area where the split occurred. Rushegura group is known for foraging closer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s headquarters (Buhoma) and for visiting local community gardens around its home range areas. The group is currently composed of 15 individuals including; 1 Silverback, 3 blackbacks, 6 adult females, 1 sub-adult and 4 infants.

Photo used with permission from Ryoma Otsuka.


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