We cannot dispute that there are individuals who struggle to halt unjust treatment and put an end to poaching that does so much harm to wild creatures, despite the fact that man’s illogical acts against some kinds of animals remind us that we live in a civilization that is becoming more and more dehumanized.
These same individuals work in good faith and with the full support of the law through various organizations to imprison those who just care about making money at the expense of animals.
The terrible death of Rafiki, a 25-year-old gorilla slain in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, has affected the entire globe. On June 2, Rafiki vanished. The next day, a search team discovered his body.
The Park officials said that it is thought that a spear was hurled at him, piercing his internal organs and tragically taking his life. Although various hunting tools were taken from the man who was detained and accused with murdering Rafiki, the man claims he killed the gorilla out of self-defense.
Mountain gorillas, commonly known as silverback gorillas, including Rafiki. This species has been listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Despite the fact that Rafiki’s death was a devastating blow to the Ugandan Wildlife Authorities, their hearts are now filled with pleasure and, more importantly, with enormous optimism because to the birth of two gorilla babies in the same park as Rafiki.
The infants were born in July in two different gorilla groups, Mubare and Oruzogo, as part of a “baby boom,” a tiny gorilla family in the forest protected by visitors.
In this regard, a representative for Wildlife in Uganda stated:
“It is a symbol of relief for us. One was lost. We’ve got two. But losing one is horrible enough, of course.
Mountain gorillas were listed as severely endangered in November 2018, but with the birth of these two young, the population is slowly but definitely increasing.
Unfortunately, while a substantial number of Ugandan gorillas have died as a result of poaching, some have also passed away from natural reasons.
About 1000 gorillas are protected in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Congo owing to tourism revenue. In these countries, there is a $600 gorilla tracking permit that is required in order to get a close-up view of the gorillas. wild animals.
With this money, the government safeguards animals by funding not just anti-poaching efforts but also initiatives that support local communities that make significant contributions to protecting these species, which, despite their seeming size, are vulnerable to man’s hunting and predatory eye.