“Born to Explore with Richard Wiese” on ABC
Journey to the dense jungles of Uganda, a country which ranks among the top 10 in the world for mammals like zebras, rhinos, tree climbing lions. Born to Explore is in search of the elusive mountain gorilla. Follow Richard and our native trackers into the Bwindi Impenetreable Forrest as they discover clues which will lead them deep into the jungle and to the gorillas as they climb, eat and play.
Meet the Batwa Pygmies or “forest people” of Uganda, who stand less than 5 feet tall. Today, with an annual income of $25. and high mortality rates, the very survival of the Batwa is threatened. Learn why preserving their homes near the Bwindi Forest is as crucial to the gorillas as it is to the Batwa.