SAMEHE – ADULT FEMALE
Meaning of name: ’Samehe means ‘forgive’ in Kiswahili
Age: Estimated at about 17 years
Who’s yo daddy? Nkuringo
Who’s yo mama? Mother unknown
Samehe is calm, gentle gorilla who, once she was identified by the habituating trackers, was dubbed Samehe. That was back in the early part of this decade, when Safari favoured roaming great distances in the hope of shaking off the trackers.
Therefore in near despair, they named her Samehe as a plea to Safari to give them a break and accept them as friends, not foes. Their appeal was not in vain (not that these semantics mean anything to Safari; no, not at all).
Dame Samehe has added two to the world wide mountain gorilla population. The first is Magara, a mischievous juvenile born on 10th May, 2003
The other is the babe-in-arms, born in 2008 and bears the name Fulaha..