Meet Éliwa


In December 2007, Eliwa was transferred to the PGFV from the Evaro lakes region along with her companion Cessé. It is said that she was treated at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné for a fracture of her right forearm. Eliwa is now considered the most athletic of all the PGFV gorillas and spends most of her days climbing trees and splurging on wild leaves. She has a strong sense of attachment toward each of the orphans integrated in the group and displays strong mothering skills.

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