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Kwita Izina
Kwita Izina is a traditional ceremony organised by Rwandans to celebrate and welcome a newborn in a family. It is within this context that this ceremony was introduced to welcome newborn gorillas as well. Practically, it started when the American primatologist late Dr Dian Fossey, started giving names to gorillas she was monitoring for her research early 1970’s. Every year the ceremony brings around 20 000 people including H.M. President of Rwanda.