Meaning of name: ‘I-will-not-fear’ in Rukiga
Age: About 5 years
Who’s yo daddy? Either Nshongi, Mishaya or Kakono
Who’s yo mama? Cannot be determined as she no longer hangs out with her mother.
Tindatine is a fearless little gorilla as the name suggests. During habituation she was very bold and would hardly run away from the trackers. Even now, she’s the one gorilla who one can bet on seeing on the gorilla trekking visits. It is hard to determine the sexes of the younger gorillas but trackers suspect Tindatine to be a female for the simple reason that she doesn’t thump her chest even in play. However, this may not necessarily be the case and she may surprise us by sprouting silver hair on her back in a few years to come.
Typical of juveniles, Tindatine is very playful and mischievous; a perfect little friend to have.