Travels with John and Cynthia: AfricaSee - July 3, 2021
Cynthia and I went to meet the amazing animals of Africa, including the gorillas of Volcanoes National Park.
Instead of disappearing, the number of mountain gorillas — a subspecies of eastern gorillas — has risen from 680 a decade ago to just over 1,000 today. Their population is split between two regions, including mist-covered defunct volcanoes within Congo, Uganda and Rwanda — one of Africa’s smallest and most densely populated countries.
“The population of mountain gorillas is still vulnerable,” says George Schaller, a renowned biologist and gorilla expert. “But their numbers are now growing, and that’s remarkable.”
We then headed to Lamu Island in Kenya.
Home to incredible weavers.
Beautiful traditional buildings.
H is for Hardy donkeys. New business.