Baby Gorillas Play in Rwandan Park

Created: 2013-05-20 10:12 EST

Category: Life

Twin mountain gorilla babies rolling and playing in the rain forest of Rwanda were caught on tape by a San Diego Zoo Global scientist during a recent visit.

The video was taken by Oliver Ryder, Ph.D. at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda earlier this year. The gorillas are part of the Hirwa group, one of ten groups that are being monitored and protected by Park staff.

Dr. Ryder was in Rwanda meeting with local officials to discuss the establishment of future projects in the area that would benefit this and other species as part of the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy.