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Tracking Western Lowland Gorilla in Odzala, Republic of Congo

October 4, 2013 DESTINATION No Comments Email Email

As part of a research project by Dr Magda Bermejo investigating the ecology of the species, several groups of western lowland gorillas around Ngaga Camp (www.odzala-kokoua.com) have been habituated for observation purposes.

We tracked one of these family groups — the Jupiter Group — on foot and were thrilled to discover them close to a road in primary terra firme forest near camp. As you can see in the video even though they are habituated and have been regularly observed by the researchers over the last couple of years they still find tourist a curious proposition …

 

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