NYAMUHANGO ADULT FEMALE
Meaning of name: Her name means ‘Big and Fat’ in Rukiga.
Age: Estimated to be over 20 years.
Who’s yo daddy? Mukurusi
Who’s yo mama? Mother unknown
Nyamuhango is the biggest female gorilla in the family. She is so big that trackers initially mistook her for a blackback. However, unlike a blackback her head had no cresting (as happens with male gorillas as they mature) and her arms were also not too long.
Due to these two facts, trackers often suspected that she was female and did indeed confirm this when she brought forth a baby. Nyamuhango is mother to Baby Nyamuhango a two-year old infant.
With her easy going ways Nyamuhango has proven to be a good mother and will prove to be a valuable friend from the forest.