early of 20th January , a team of trackers left Bukima patrol-post to locate Kabirizi group. On the way they encountered the night time nest of Mukunda the silverback, who continues to stays alone within the forest. Around Half an hour later on they found a wild or (un habituated) group of gorillas, a really uncommon occurrence. This group was peaceful at first however later they shifted away, and the silverbacks was charging as well as screaming at the trackers. they were however aware basing on the census done in 2010 that there exist a big number of un habituated groups within Viurnga.
Nearly three and a half hours following starting their trek, they found the Kabirizi group. Actually the weather was rather sunny and most of the gorillas were relaxing under shade within the bushes which in turn made the tracker’s observation really long and challenging. They counted Thirty three individuals, together with Kabirizi himself.
They pointed out that Kabirizi was less noisy than normal. He wasn’t running, charging or even hiding, and was feed out within the open together with his different family members. Usually Kabirizi doesn’t like being seen by people, so he remains hidden within the vegetation, retaining the babies of the group near to him for safety. Trackers observed that Kabirizi has several healing wounds right on his left-shoulder and also thigh plus a huge cut (around 7cm) on the right heel that was healing although not enabling him to move well. He was actually limping on his right side and making use of the left leg more as he was walking.
Earlier, Kabirizi lost the upper as well as lower canine-teeth in a fight with yet another gorilla. They believed that his deficiency of canines, which are his defensive-weapons, is probably one of the logic behind why it isn’t difficult for the some other silverbacks within the group to take take advantage of him during the fights. The youthful silverback Bagheni recently been battling with Kabirizi regularly currently, and Kabirizi usually manages to lose the fights. An additional young silverback within the group called Mugeni, is additionally beginning to fight Kabirizi.
Even though the other gorillas within the group seem healthy, Kabirizi is actually weakening because of a mixture of aging as well as regular fighting. It’s going to be quite interesting to find out how the makeup within the family modify this year.