Grandma! Tell me about Mountain Gorillas

by Tugumisirize Frances Bairo & Illustrated by Adeline Terpo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781728338613

About the Book

After hearing his teacher say that Mountain Gorillas are in danger of extinction, an inquisitive boy in Uganda asks his grandmother questions about the Mountain Gorillas. He asks her to explain what gorillas are, why they are in danger of extinction, and what he can do to protect them…… Read on to follow their interesting conversation!

About the Author

Tugumisirize Frances Bairo is an environmental education coordinator with The Gorilla Organization. ( ) He worked with the Wildlife Clubs of Uganda in secondary schools for over ten years. He was born and raised in Uganda close to the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Because of his love for Mountain Gorillas, he remembers reporting poachers to the park rangers when he was only 12 years old. After pursuing his master’s degree in research, he opted to work with The Gorilla Organization. He is involved in environmental conservation education in schools adjacent to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. As part of this conservation education, he takes school children on nature exploration hikes in the national parks. He hopes to encourage children who live near the gorillas to love the environment and become forest-friendly farmers and conservationists of the future. His work has been appreciated and praised by the government and many conservation organizations far and wide. He is also a botanist who is involved in mycology and ethnobotany activities.