Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda
Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda

Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda – Gorilla naming ceremony – Rwanda Gorilla trekking – Kwita Izina.

Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda. “The name I give him is Ubwuzuzanye, which means Harmony since the restoration of harmony between nature, people and planet is the most critical issue facing humanity that we must tackle with extreme urgency.” these where the words of prince Charles while christening a four months baby gorilla now officially known as Ubwuzuzanye.

Prince Charles of Wales, was among the many prominent people from all over the world that were invited to take part in giving baby gorillas names at the annual gorilla naming ceremony known as Kwita Izina. The prince was invited by the Rwandan Development Board (RDB) to christen a four months old male gorilla for the annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony.

Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda

The male gorilla now official known as Ubwuzuzanye was born on 29th of April 2022 to his mother Agasolo member of the Muhoza gorilla family. Ubwuzuzanye was one of 20 baby gorillas named in Kwita Izina, hosted in the Kinigi, Musanze District, in the Northern Province of Rwanda. The ceremony has been held in its current incarnation since 2005, derived from the centuries-old Rwandan tradition of naming one’s children among family and friends.

Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda. In a virtual address, Prince Charles said he was “most touched” to be part of for this historic tradition that’s is aimed at the conservation of the mountain gorillas. The prince, a royal, and dedicated conservationist, said. ” These, and other magnificent creatures and their precious habitats, will be lost forever.” If nothing is done to protect them and their habitats.

Rwanda is embarking on an ambitious project and that’s the expansion of Africa’s oldest national park, Volcanoes National Park which also happens to be the home for mountain gorillas in Rwanda. The gorilla naming ceremony Kwita Izina is once-in-a-generation initiative aimed at expanding the park by approximately 23%. This expansion of the Volcanoes National Park is aimed at ensuring a bright future for the mountain gorillas that call Volcanoes national game park a safe home.

Baby gorillas are named in the Kinyarwanda language, with suggestions based on and inspired by their behaviors in the wild. The ceremony is also used as an opportunity to thank communities that live around Volcanoes National Park, research partners, vets and the dedicated conservationists, rangers and trekkers who protect the gorillas with all their efforts however little it might be. And also, by giving names to these gentle giants, they are given value that they undoubtedly deserve and they are given a personal connection to the general tourism public.

Mountain gorillas are classified by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) as endangered due to habitat destruction and at times poaching, with slightly only over a thousand estimated to live in the wild today. Therefore, the excitement surrounding the birth of each new baby gorilla and giving him all her a special name makes Kwita Izina a special and a must attend event for adventure lovers and conservationist from all over the world.

Prince Charles names a baby gorilla in Rwanda

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April 30, 2024
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