This is a mountain gorilla group that’s been blessed with a very special brood. Come meet the proud mothers, and witness some of the rarest twins on the face of the planet!
This is currently the second largest group of Mountain Gorillas in the park. It boasts 35 individuals, four of whom are silverbacks. Studied by Dian Fossey, this group is quite famous. It lives on the slopes of mountain Karisimbi.
Fun fact: rare twin gorilla babies were born in this group; not once, but twice! It first happened on May 19, 2004, when 12-year-old Nyabitondore gave birth to twins, one male and one female. Then, on May 27, 2011, another old female, Ruvumu, produced two twins, male and female. Both have been successfully raising these twins. These might be the first ever twins to survive in the history of Mountain Gorillas! However, the Susa family has recently separated from this group to form one of their own, with 17 individuals in total. If you are interested in seeing mountain gorilla twins grow and thrive, come and see these beautiful babies for yourself!