Saving A Species
One Gorilla At A Time

The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.

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As a result of poaching and the illegal trade of wild animals, Gorilla Doctors treat and care for confiscated gorilla orphans. We currently oversee the medical management of four mountain gorilla orphans, Ndeze, Ndakasi, Maisha, and Matabishi and one Grauer’s gorilla orphan, Kalonge, at Virunga National Park’s Senkwekwe Center. Gorilla Doctors also assist all three governments by providing emergency and quarantine care for all gorillas from the moment they are rescued until their transfer to a long-term care facility.

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