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Mafunzo group: Young silverback struggles with leadership

Silverback Mafunzo The Fossey Fund is about to finish its first year of observations of the youngest mountain gorilla group we monitor: Mafunzo’s group. The newly created group, composed of the silverback and three females, was first seen on Jan. 27, 2014 and has endured many stressful situations. 




After the Death of a Dominant Silverback: Watching New Leadership Develop

Titus in 20007 with Turakora, now one of three silverbacks leading the Titus group..Following the death of Rano, the dominant silverback in the historic Titus group of mountain gorillas, three young silverbacks have maintained joint leadership.  We will follow new developments closely to see if they establish a hierarchy.




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