Fasha was still struggling with his healing wound when his group set out to cross the Susa river, which runs through the park. If Fasha couldn’t keep up with his group, there was a strong chance he would be left behind.
Another orphan in Fasha’s group was not about to let that happen. Icyororo is a 4-year-old mountain gorilla, who was also left under the care of Isabukuru after his own mother transferred to another group of gorillas. Icyororo would not leave his friend behind.
Fasha hesitated at first, but Icyororo waited patiently and encouraged him to cross the river.