NWS Linda visits a pioneering primate project in the DRC
Situated at Virunga National Park headquarters in Rumangabo is the Senkwekwe Centre for Gorilla Orphans. Visiting this centre last week while staying at Mikeno Lodge during my trip to the DRC was such an inspirational experience. The centre is the only facility in the world that cares for mountain gorilla orphans who have been victimised by poachers or animal traffickers, and who likely witnessed their family members being murdered. Nowhere else in the world have mountain gorillas thrived in captivity.