Agashya Gorilla Family Group-Volcanoes

Agashya Gorilla Family Group.

Huf!  Agashya gorilla family has the best unshared identifier in all gorilla families in this park. What is that special trait that defines you?

Mountain gorillas family groups have the distinct identifier that they are so historically remembered for even after a couple of centuries have passed.

In all mountain gorillas’ destinations parks of Volcanoes national park, Virunga national park, and Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park, there are habituated families, each has a unique trait that distinguishes it from the other.

Location of Agashya gorilla group.

Their kids don’t get lost and mixed up. At volcanoes national park, there is one Agashya mountain gorilla family group that is so popularly known for its unique identifier of 13 members that it had during the habituation process.

Agashya gorilla family group talked about today is found at Volcanoes national park. Feel free to contact us to plan your Gorilla trekking safari.

The Group 13 one of the famous gorilla groups that got its names from the number of  members it possessed at the time of habituation.

Formerly when the mountain gorilla habituation was being conducted at the remarkable Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, the Agashya Gorilla group was not spared.

And during this time, the Agashya featured 13 members and the trackers found it easy to identify it by the number of its members which resulted into its naming as Group 13.

At the time of habituation, it was under the leadership of dominant Nyakairima who later was defeated by Agashya.

Group 13 members at Volcanoes national park.

At the time of habituation Agashya gorilla group had 13 members but today, it is thriving with about 25 members that include: the dominant Silverback, the 12 female adults, the two Sub adult female, the three Juvenile along with seven Babies enjoying the lush green of Volcanoes National Park and posing interestingly for the encounter of the Rwanda safari undertakers.

Initially, this mountain gorilla family group was under the dominant leadership of Nyakairima silverback who however was defeated by the Agashya and he eventually take over the dominance from him.

Just like any attacker would do in humans, the same applies in this mountain gorillas side too. Agashya carefully analyzed and assessed all the strengths of Nyakairima, got loopholes and then concentrated on that when he staged a strong battle where he automatically emerged as a winner, taking charge and dominance of the gorilla group including all the group members leaving Nyakairima in wonder.

Vocanoes national park gorilla families.

Agashya moved up the Volcano to ensure that Nyakairima should not trace them again and is credited for increasing the gorilla family from the former size of 12 to the apparent estimate of 25 individuals.

Wise Agashya right? Telling you the intelligence in this apes is undeniably for humans. Come with us to Volcanoes national park an encounter with them.

Agashya is too determined not to lose his dominance that in case of any danger, he moves his group to the higher altitude of the volcano.

The dominant silverback at times assumes the travelers tracking his group to be the enemies coming after him and eventually he goes up the volcano thus piling up your experiences tracking his gorilla family group.

It is a magical encounter to follow the gorilla group up to when it reaches the summit of the volcano.

This encounter can last for the whole day. Encountering the mountain gorillas on top of the world with the views of the entire mountain chain and the adjacent nations below is rewarding moment that derives lifetime memories.

Don’t miss this great time with us at Volcanoes national park carrying out mountain gorillas trekking experience tracking the Agashya gorilla family group.

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Agashya Gorilla Family Group-Volcanoes

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