Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, who presided over the event, said that economic growth and conservation can be complimentary.
"When we protect our environment, we are also taking of ourselves," Kagame said during the ceremony. "The more we put efforts in conservation, the more benefits we amass. This means that the communities will even benefit more."
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As for the different hairdos, they provide visual cues to parents and other gorillas, helping them locate their own infant. Vocalizations, smells and other information also help family members identify each other.
Here are the newly celebrated baby mountain gorillas of 2016, with their names translated and showing some of their distinctive looks: