MUNINI – ADULT FEMALE
Meaning of name: Munini means ‘big’ in Rukiga
Who’s yo daddy? Father unknown
Who’s yo mama? Mother unknown
As a general rule, adult female mountain gorillas are smaller in stature than blackbacks and of course silverbacks. It is therefore testament to her size that Munini is as large as an average blackback. Her name was derived from her size.
Despite her size, Munini is a coy female and has only recently overcome her shyness towards trackers and visitors. It could also be that Munini is actually not shy but rather simply blasé. It has been noted that she is not particularly social and even within the family will keep close to Nshongi and his inner-circle posse without bothering too much about the rest.
That said, it must be pointed out that Munini is currently nursing an infant. Her maternal obligations could be wholly occupying her attention and once Baby Munini graduates to hanging out with the juveniles, a whole new side of this female could emerge. Will you be waiting and watching as her loyal friend?