THE Group 13 is one of the prominent gorilla groups that are always encountered by travelers on gorilla safaris in Rwanda. The gorilla family which was at the time of habituation comprised of thirteen gorilla members which later inspired its naming is now boasting of about twenty five (25) gorilla members including one (1) silver-back along with twelve (12) adult females, two (2) sub adult female, seven (7) babies and three (3) Juvenile.
Initially undertake the
leadership of Nyakairima, the Group 13 later taken over by Agashya after
challenging the former in a fierce fight. It was a bewildering moment
as the Agashya estimated the strength of Nyakairima before launching a
fight against him. After winning the battle, it took the entire members
up to the raised slopes of the Volcanoes such that Nyakairima should not
track them again. Fortunately, he has managed to increase the gorilla
count by getting from other families and incorporating other single
living gorillas in the wild which increased the members in the gorilla
family from the twelve (12) to twenty five (25) as can be encountered by
travelers on Rwanda gorilla safaris.
The Agashya Silverback is known in the park to move his group up to the
raised landscapes of the Volcanoes after sensing any danger. At times,
travelers on their gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda have
identified this when there is a silver-back that wants to challenge the
Agashya. This forces the gorilla trekkers to climb higher as the group
goes higher too until they reach the summit of the Volcano. Though this
can take about twelve (12) of walking including return and thus
exhausting, it is an exciting encounter of its own to encounter the
critically endangered apes on the top of the world while on a gorilla safari to Rwanda.
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