Georgina has been writing about science and conservation for over ten years - online, print and for NGOs and a UN agency. Ever since hearing the mating call of a tortoise -something between the rumbling of a whale and a vuvuzela-on the small island of Ile Aigrettes in Mauritius, Georgina has been hooked on reptiles and endangered creatures. Originally from Australia, Georgina recommends that travellers look under the waters for the real beauty of Sydney--it is there that you will see the glorious wobbegong carpet shark.
Three mountain gorillas – including twins, were born early this month in Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, bordering Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This is only the second time that twin gorillas have been born in the park since 2004 and only the fifth case recorded in over 40 years of gorilla monitoring in Rwanda.
Twins born to Kabatwa in Volanoes National Park in Rwanda. Photos provided by J. Damascene HAKIZIMANA with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).
Twins that were born in the park in 2004 are still thriving, although it is rare for a mother gorilla to be able to look after two babies.