Public figures and celebrities participated in the “kwita izina” ceremony. Speaking from the UK, Prince Charles was one of the public figures invited to name a baby gorilla. “The baby I will be naming is a male baby gorilla born on the 29th of April, 2022 from the Umuhoza family, to its mother Agasaro. The name I give him is Ubwuzuzanye which means harmony”, said the British monarch. Other figures chosen to name gorillas were the representative of the Francophonie and Senegalese musician Youssou N’dour. “The name I give it is Ihuriro, which means turning center. This name was chosen to represent Rwanda as a multi-sectoral hub.” Celebrities who have named baby gorillas during this year’s ceremony include former Arsenal midfielder, Gilberto Silva, former Paris Saint-Germain FC, Juan Pablo Sorin and Chelsea FC legend, Didier Drogba. According to the organisers, the legends join other famous football legends from both clubs who have given a name to a young mountain gorilla over the past four years as a result of visiting Rwanda partnership agreements with Europe-based clubs. In total 20 baby gorillas of the Volcano National Park in Northwest Rwanda were named. This year marked the 18th edition of this event.
SOURCE: AFRICA NEWS