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Kwita Izina | Rwanda's Annual Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony

Kwita Izina | Rwanda’s Annual Baby Gorilla Naming Ceremony

It’s Rwanda Week here at Ker & Downey. We’re taking an in-depth look at the ins and outs of traveling to Rwanda and the incredible country that has become one of Africa’s greatest success stories.Today, we’re taking a look at Kwita Izina, an annual tradition in Rwanda to name newborn mountain gorillas.  In Rwanda there is a long-held tradition of naming a newly born baby soon after its birth. In 2005, the Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Development Board, and several conservation partners initiated the first Kwita Izina, a now annual tradition of naming the baby mountain gorillas born during the […]

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