King of the Mountains

ApeArt

BAWDRIP, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

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This is Charles, a silverback mountain gorilla resting after lunch in the Parc de Volcans, Rwanda. It was wonderful to watch this tender father grooming his children and then settling down to rest with them.

He is part of the Umubano Group, meaning “neighborliness”. Umubano has 9 individuals: 1 Silverback; 1 Sub adult male; 3 Adult females and 4 Babies.

Umubano was formerly a part of the Amahoro group. As Charles matured into a silverback of the same rank as Ubumwe, he could not stand being given orders and decided to stage a fight and challenge Ubumwe. The fight went on for weeks and then months. Finally, Charles managed to snatch from Ubumwe a few females and formed his own group. Since then, he has commanded respect and recognition from Ubumwe.

There are currently around 380 mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

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