November 8, 2011
Pablo's Group Members Found Safe
The Fossey Fund field staff is happy to report that all of the gorillas that were missing from Pablo’s group yesterday were found safe and sound amidst the group today. Irakoze, the adult male who attempted to re-enter Pablo group yesterday morning (meeting resistance from silverback Musilikale and receiving a bite from dominant male Cantsbee) is still in the group, where it appears he will remain.
The anti-poaching team was dispatched to search for silverbacks Twihangane and Gushimira (who disappeared with Irakoze in August) in the surrounding area, but were unsuccessful in finding the two bachelors.
See blog from Nov. 7 for earlier details.
Jessica S. Burbridge, Field Communications Officer