Uganda reports two new gorilla babies in Bwindi national park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two new baby gorillas have been discovered in a Ugandan national park where a beloved primate named Rafiki was killed in June, a wildlife official announced on Tuesday, saying the infants are part of a baby boom in the protected forest popular with tourists.

“For us it’s a sign of relief. We lost one. We got two. But, of course, losing one is bad enough,” said Bashir Hangi, a spokesman for Uganda Wildlife Authority, talking about the loss of Rafiki. The babies are believed to have been born in the same week last month to two separate groups of habituated gorillas in the remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, according to wildlife authorities.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin