October 7, 2011
Ginseng Did Not Survive
We are saddened to report that our trackers at Karisoke found elderly mountain gorilla Ginseng dead this morning. Her body is being carried down the mountain now by trackers and porters, so a necropsy can be performed by MGVP and park veterinarians.
Considering her condition of the past two days (see previous blog) we were prepared for this to happen. Hopefully the necropsy will give us some answers as to the true cause(s) of her death. We will report final results when they become available.