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Why minimum age for gorilla trekking set

Why minimum age for gorilla trekking set?

Mountain gorillas together in Uganda and Rwanda were acknowledged in danger of extinction due to the reality that the worlds have approximately left with 880 individuals and as such all ways to save them have been implemented. It is therefore, believed that children under the age of 15 years are very prone to transmissible diseases and can with no trouble spread them to mountain gorillas as on their trek. Therefore, to avoid this, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Rwanda Development Board and other stake holders in the conservation of mountain gorillas saw it to be important to come up with an age limit at which an individual should be given a chance to engage in mountain trekking.

The other factor of not allowing children under the age of 15 years is that you will never tell how they will act in response and behave when they come face to face with the mountain gorillas. If a mountain gorilla charges for example, a child may run instead of sitting or scouting down and this may be followed by mountain gorillas attacking you. In order to avoid this, children below the age of 15 are not allowed to trek gorillas much as the visited gorilla families are habituated to entertain visitors.