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Meet The New Arrivals

Inyenyeri's Daughter | Agashya Family

Impundu – ‘Acclamation’

This baby female gorilla was born on 27 June 2023 to mother Inyenyeri from the Agashya family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Impundu

Meaning: Acclamation

Namer: Queen Kalimpinya, Rally Car Driver and Gender Equality Advocate

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Intango's Son | Muhoza Family

Ramba - 'Sustainable'

This baby male gorilla was born on 19 February 2023 to mother Intango from the Muhoza family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Ramba

Meaning: Sustainable

Namer: Bernard Lama, Former Paris Saint-Germain and France National Team Goalkeeper

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Twitabweho's Daughter | Muhoza Family

Gakondo - 'Tradition'

This baby female gorilla was born on 28 March 2023 to mother  from the Muhoza family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Gakondo

Meaning: Tradition

Namer: Kevin Hart, Comedian and Actor

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Ishyaka 's Son | Mutobo Family

Aguka - 'Expansion'

This baby male gorilla was born on 8 October 2022 to mother Ishyaka from the Mutobo family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Aguka

Meaning: Expansion

Namer: Danai Gurira, Actor, Activist and Playwright

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Akarabo's Child | Hirwa Family

Ingoboka - 'Support'

This baby gorilla was born on 27 February 2023 to mother Akarabo from the Hirwa family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s name: Ingoboka

Meaning: Support

Namer: Larry Green, Board Trustee, African Wildlife Foundation

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Teta's Daughter | Pablo Family

Mukundwa - 'Favoured'

This baby female gorilla was born on 9 October 2022 to mother Teta from the Pablo family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Mukundwa

Meaning: Favoured

Namer: Rt. Hon. Andrew Mitchell MP, Minister of State for Development and Africa in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom

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Kurinda's Daughter | Ntambara Family

Bigwi - 'Achiever'

This baby female gorilla was born on 14 August 2022 to mother Kurinda from the Ntambara family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Bigwi

Meaning: Achiever

Namer: Ineza Umuhoza Grace, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Green Protector

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Gutangara's Son | Dushishoze Family

Mugisha 'Blessing'

This baby male gorilla was born on 06 December 2022 to mother Gutangara from the Dushishoze family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Mugisha

Meaning: Blessing

Namer: Cyrille Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer, Bolloré

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Shishikara's Son | Dushishoze Family

Inganzo - 'Origin (Source)'

This baby male gorilla was born on 22 September 2022 to mother Shishikara from the Dushishoze family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Inganzo

Meaning: Origin (Source)

Namer: Bukola Elemide, a.k.a. Aṣa, Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist

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Taraja's Daughter | Segasira Family

Jijuka - 'Enlightenment'

This baby female gorilla was born on 22 February 2023 to mother Taraja from the Segasira family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Jijuka

Meaning: Enlightenment

Namer: Sol Campbell, Arsenal Legend

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Sugira's Daughter | Isimbi Family

Inshingano - 'Responsibility'

This baby female gorilla was born on 01 March 2023 to mother Sugira from the Isimbi family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Inshingano

Meaning: Responsibility

Namer: Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

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Isaro's Son | Musirikari Family

Uburinganire - 'Gender Equality'

This baby male gorilla was born on 16 January 2023 to mother Isaro from the Musirikari family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Uburinganire

Meaning: Gender Equality

Namer: Joe Schoendorf, Silicon Valley Pioneer

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Muntu's Daughter | Musirikari Family

Umucunguzi - 'Redeemer'

This baby female gorilla was born on 14 May 2023 to mother Muntu from the Musirikari family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Umucunguzi

Meaning: Redeemer

Namer: Nick Stone, Lead Director, Wilderness

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Icyamamare's Son | Kwitonda Family

Urunana - 'Collaboration'

This baby male gorilla was born on 04 September 2022 to mother Icyamamare from the Kwitonda family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Urunana

Meaning: Collaboration

Namer: H.E. Hazza AlQahtani, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Rwanda

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Sulubika's Daughter | Kwitonda Family

Gisubizo - 'Solution'

This baby female gorilla was born on 12 December 2022 to mother Sulubika from the Kwitonda family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Gisubizo

Meaning: Solution

Namer: Jonathan Ledgard, Novelist

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Ingenzi's Son | Igisha Family

Umutako - 'Ornament'

This baby male gorilla was born on 12 May 2023 to mother Ingenzi from the Igisha family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Umutako

Meaning: Ornament

Namer: Anders Holch Povlsen, Chief Executive Officer, Bestseller

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Inkindi's Daughter | Igisha Family

Turumwe - 'Oneness'

This baby female gorilla was born on 07 May 2023 to mother Inkindi from the Igisha family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Turumwe

Meaning: Oneness

Namers: Joakim Noah, Former NBA Chicago Bulls Center/Forward and Lais Ribeiro, International Model

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Ubudehe's Daughter | Agashya Family

Intiganda - 'Humble and brave'

This baby female gorilla was born on 18 January 2023 to mother Ubudehe from the Agashya family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Intiganda

Meaning: Humble and brave

Namers: Prof. Özlem Türeci, M.D. Chief Medical Officer, BioNTech SE and Dr. Sierk Poetting, Chief Operating Officer, BioNTech SE

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Ubuhamya's Daughter | Segasira Family

Nibagwire - 'Multiply'

This baby female gorilla was born on 29 May 2023 to mother Ubuhamya from the Segasira family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Nibagwire

Meaning: Multiply

Namer: Elvine Ineza, Primary Six Student at Regina Pacis School, Musanze District

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Akaramata's Daughter | Mutobo Family

Intarumikwa - 'Resilient Giant'

This baby female gorilla was born on 01 july 2023 to mother Akaramata from the Mutobo family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Intarumikwa

Meaning: Resilient Giant

Namer: Winston Duke, Actor and Producer

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Umurinzi's Daughter | Sabyinyo Family

Ikirango - 'Symbol'

This baby female gorilla was born on 21 September 2022 to mother Umurinzi from the Sabyinyo family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Ikirango

Meaning: Symbol

Namer: Audrey Azoulay, Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

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Mudakama's Son | Mutobo Family

Narame - 'Long Life'

This baby male gorilla was born on 29 October 2022 to mother Mudakama from the Mutobo family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Narame

Meaning: Long life

Namers: Idris Elba, OBE, Actor, Producer and Musician and Sabrina Dhowre Elba, CEO, Model and Activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador for IFAD

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Keza's Child | Kuryama Family

Murare -'Sleepover'

This baby gorilla was born on 9 June 2022 to mother Keza from the Kuryama family of mountain gorillas.

Baby’s Name: Murare

Meaning: Sleepover

Namer: Innocent Dusabeyezu, Ranger, Volcanoes National Park

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