Mowane

Mowane, a few days after he was born (Copyright by Angelique Todd) Mowane (an infant male born in December 2007) is the newest addition to the group at only a few months in age. Whilst named ‘gift of God’ by the former CAR minister for the development of Tourism and Handicrafts, he is nicknamed Tembo, after the tree in which he was born. Even now he already has distinct lines about his nose like his mother, and older siblings, Mio, and Mossoko Abuli. Born to the feisty Malui, he is bound to be a well protected individual while growing up. His birth was the first Western Lowland gorilla birth to be witnessed in the wild and this unique event has provided new information as well as an unexpectedly rewarding experience for the team.