Baby animals love to play and are naturals at having a good time.

The video of two adorable gorilla twins was shot by a researcher, Oliver Ryder, Ph.D from the San Diego Zoo in the Rwanda rainforest, who was traveling in the region to discuss animal conservation efforts. Dr. Ryder was in Rwanda meeting with local officials to discuss the establishment of future projects in the area that would benefit these and other species.

The twin gorillas are part of the Hirwa group, one of ten groups being monitored by rangers at Volcanoes National Park, which is the former base of primatologist Dian Fossey. The two gorilla babies are shown rolling and playing in the rainforest and are the subject of a short video segment.

San Diego Zoo Global is using the video as a cute reminder of the appeal of this endangered species and the importance of protecting gorillas and other species for future generations. The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction.

The Conservancy makes possible the wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) of the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, and international field programs in more than 35 countries. The important conservation and science work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

The mountain gorilla has been listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. Gorilla populations have become increasingly threatened by severe habitat destruction and rising human populations.

Enjoy the video below.


Responses to "Rare footage of Wild Baby Gorillas playing in Rwanda (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't think gorillas have twins. According to Dian Fossey it is very, very hard to bring up one. Notice how she leaves when both start to play on her. Baby gorillas play with each other that are the same or close to the same age. Just like human babies.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing the video. It's amazing to see how babies, no matter what species, are so much alike.


  3. wonderful..she got fed up just like me!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thx! But thinking about the crimes which are done and still happens to this Lifeform is making me sad as well! It's nice to see this, but it's also horrible to think about what humans do them just for the money!
    After all thx again for posting it,

  5. Anonymous says:

    your assuming they were twins...

  6. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful play, and yes they seem just like human babies playing, so sweet ans so innocent.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I don't think twins happen in gorillas. this always bothers me when things are put into print without research. what is up with that? kind of makes a person not want to read the rest of it which would be too bad.

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