Seven lions arrive as Rwanda prepares to name 24 baby gorillas in september 2015

By end of June, Rwanda is expected to receive seven lions from South Africa to re-introduce the species into Akagera National Park.

The return of lions to Akagera is a conservation milestone for the park and the country and it is an opportunity for Rwanda to increase its competitiveness as a tourism destination and portray to the world our commitment to conservation.

IGIHE has learnt that on 30th June, RDB in collaboration with the African Parks will translocate 7 (seven) lions from South Africa.

Meanwhile apart from lions, the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) also told government’ ministers that during the 11th Kwita Izina ceremony scheduled on 5th September 2015, 24 baby gorillas born after last year’s ceremony will be named.

The event is expected to bring together 400 international guests from various countries.

The ceremony will also be a climax of week-long celebrations under the theme: "Conserving now and for the future".
It will also be an opportunity for Rwanda to showcase various activities such as: a conversation on conservation, familiarization trip, Igitaramo, Kwita izina awards and business exhibitions.

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