The historical Cantsbee silver-back in the Rwanda gorilla safari destination of Volcanoes National Park was reported by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund trackers to have disappeared from his family on 10th October 2016 and following the extensive search, this mighty silverback was eventually declared dead.
The surprising moment was on January 4th
when the trackers encountered Cantsbee silver-back in his gorilla
family though at a distance. The trackers made sure that they took a
closer look on the second day and everyone could not believe that it was
Cantsbee thriving again. The gorilla which had earlier presumed to have
fallen ill, left behind by his family and then succumbed to death was
strong enough to fault all the beliefs. The news of the return of
Cantsbee have been received with wonder and joy among the conversations
and leisure traveler including those on gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda.
the age of thirty eight (38), the legendary Cantsbee silver-back is
recorded to have been born in the year 1978 – the very year that the
famous Mountain Gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey founded the Digit
fund which was later changed to Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in her
commemoration. It is noted that only two Mountain gorillas namely; Poppy
and Cantsbee are still surviving of all the gorillas that were observed
personally by Dian Fossey. Travelers on Rwanda gorilla safari find these two so exciting and historical.
is believed to regain the control of his Gorilla group from his son
Gicurasi who has been steadily taking the control of the group following
his father’s disappearance.
The return of Cantsbee silver-back is
a true indication that man still has a lot to know about the Mountain
Gorillas even after the fifty (50) years of close study. Gorilla safaris in Rwanda Africa can be taken all year round and the Rwanda gorilla permit costs only $750.