Gorilla nesting is the term referred to how the gorillas make their beds (nest) which they do use for resting, either sleeps on at night or take a nap during day. Gorillas construct nests for daytime and night use. Nests tend to be simple aggregations of branches and leaves about 2 to 5 ft (0.61 to 1.52 m) in diameter and are constructed by individuals. Gorillas, unlike chimpanzees or orangutans, tend to sleep in nests on the ground. The young ones do gorilla nesting with their mothers, but construct nests after three years of age, initially close to those of their mothers for protection.

How Gorilla Nesting is done in Volcanoes

Gorilla nests are distributed arbitrarily and use of tree species for site and construction appears to be opportunistic. Nest-building by great apes is now considered to be not just animal architecture, but as an important instance of tool use. During your gorilla safari, to either Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Bwindi Impenetrable national park in Uganda, you be able to observe how the gorillas’ nest during your encounter with them, either during normal trekking or habituation exercise.