Why Gorilla Habituation?
REASONS FOR GORILLA HABITUATION
Gorilla habituation is the process by which Gorillas are made familiar to human being. The process takes approximately 2-3 years and it is done by experts skilled in animal training.
Gorillas are habituated to promote tourism. Countries with Gorillas include Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Nigeria and Central African Republic among others earns a lot of foreign exchange from Gorilla trekking.
Gorilla habituation enable Gorilla gets used to human beings – this is done to enable people meet and chat with Gorillas without harm. In other words Gorilla habituation reduces their hostility to human beings.
Visitors to participate in Gorilla habituation pays a lot of money - in Uganda, Gorilla habitation permit is sold at US$ 1500 each. The process is done to get money.
It is a source of employment to the experts who do the work. Rangers in Gorilla habituation are paid to do the work of habituation.
Gorilla habituation process is done to identify the available Gorilla members per group. The process enables experts to know the characteristics of each Gorilla member.
Gorilla habituation is done to study the behaviors of Gorillas……give them names and know their health status.
Gorilla habituation is the initial stage of Gorilla trekking.