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Post  Doogs on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:52 pm

From FB : Governors Camp Collection 20/03/2012

A new baby gorilla is born in Rwanda ! A new baby was born in Titus family on Thursday morning, mother's name is Imvune. Dawn Zimmerman, our new resident vet just paid the family a visit and on her descent, one of the trackers radioed her to pls come back quickly as one of the females started bleeding. Dawn rushed back immediately and just before she reached them, she received another radio call to say that Imvune just gave birth.

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:10 pm

Thanks Doogs - saw that on FB but you are brilliant at posting and keeping us all up to date Very Happy

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Post  Doogs on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:51 pm

Governors Camp Collection:

Update from Sabyinyo - 9 August 2012

http://www.governorscamp.com/blog/update-sabyinyo
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:03 am

Thanks Doogs for the update. It must be a truely wonderful experience, to sit with these amazing creatures, and I can quite understand people bursting into tears on returning from visiting them. It;s great to hear a good news story amonst all the bad news coming out of Africa these days, and that really brought a smile to my face tonight.
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 am

Thanks for the update Doogs

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Post  Doogs on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:49 pm

Gorilla Update from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge via
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On yesterdays gorilla trek the Sabyinyo gorilla family were on the wall which forms the Park boundary so the trek was very short. This group have taken to eating Eucalyptus so are spending most of their time lately close by. The Agasha group were a little more difficult to find with a 2 1/2 hr trek to get to them. At first they were on a very steep slope in thick vegetation but eventually the gorillas moved into an open flat area where everyone enjoyed good views and great photos of them.
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Post  Doogs on Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:13 pm

Gorilla News from Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge via
Governors Camp Collection on FB 24/09/2012:


At last it has stopped raining so trekking is much easier. Yesterday a Silverback took hold of one of our guests legs to steady himself as he walked passed the group of guests on a steep slope. Today, several guests were touched by gorillas on their trek!
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:58 am

Doogs - two great updates, can you imagine a gorilla getting hold of your leg What a Face a bit scary I imagine.

Lovely to read and to know that guests can get so close to them. Not sure about all that rain though.

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Post  Doogs on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:30 pm

I Agree Lai - scary affraid but amazing I bet Cool Would love to be that close to a Gorilla, one day maybe . . . .
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:13 am

I Agree Doogs. Pete is very keen to go, I am sort of but can't bear the rain and not sure how fit I would be yomping up all those hills What a Face

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:04 am

You'll have to get into training Lai. I'm sure if you made it up the mountain one of those Silverbacks would give you a big Group Hug Now there's an incentive for you
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:15 am

I Agree WS - but my hair would go afro with all that rain lol!

Back to the gym for me Very Happy

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Post  Doogs on Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:06 pm

I'm sure the Gorillas won't mind how your afro is lol!

At least when it rains there its warm as opposed to the baltic stuff we get here !!!
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:03 pm

True on both counts Doogs Laughing

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:38 pm

I would'nt worry about your hair in the rain Lai. It will go like afro when the Silverback gives you a big Group Hug anyway ROFL
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:17 am

From fright I think WS Laughing

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Post  Safari Maiden on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:00 pm

I think I would be completely freaked if a gorilla laid a hand on me and one be the first back down the mountain. Though it is one of TTs dreams to go to Rwanda to see the Gorillas.

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Post  Doogs on Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:06 pm

From Governors Camp FB Page on 06/10/2012:-

Trekking the Susa Family on 3rd October 2012. A family of 37 Gorillas with 2 Silverbacks. I was priviledged to also see a 3 month old baby.
This experience is a must.
My guide Edward is brilliant. Mountain Gorillas eat around 200 species of plants, scoffing 15% of their body weight per day. Adult females (8yrs +) average 215 lbs and adult males (12yrs +) average 350 lbs.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.505292359482990.122404.127029937309236&type=1
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:45 pm

Wow - what superb photos. Thanks Doogs.

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Post  Doogs on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:27 pm

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Post  Doogs on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:55 pm

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:31 pm

Thanks Doogs great update, how special must that be for a baby to touch you, as its being cariied by its Mother, and look you in the yes. Oh how I wish
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:14 am

Doogs. Going for a catch up.

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Post  Doogs on Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:26 pm

I Agree WS - I also wish, I wish, I wish Very Happy
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Post  littlewid on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:57 pm

Now thats the kind of safari I would love to do, it would be a dream come true for sure but my heart would be exploding with excitement all the way.
Thanks for the nudge on that one Doogs, a fantastic read.

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