Routine Health Check on Bikingi group (PHOTOS)

Routine Health Check on Bikingi group (PHOTOS) By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Silverback Bikingi feeding Gorilla Doctors routinely trek into the gorilla parks in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo to observe habituated gorillas with their trained veterinary eyes for any subtle signs of illness or injury.  In this way, our veterinarians get to know individual gorillas and what “normal” is, so that we’re better prepared […]

Death of silverback Ndahura

Death of silverback Ndahura By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

By Dr. Fred On December 18, Ndahura, a 28-year old silverback and leader of Bitukura group, was reported having fallen 50 meters from a tall tree at around 8:00AM. The fall had occurred while Ndahura was feeding on Chrysophylum fruits and the tree branch he was perched on broke under his weight. Unfortunately, Ndahura failed […]

Goodbye Dr. Joost

Goodbye Dr. Joost By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

By Drs. Mike & Kirsten Regretfully we must share the news this month that Dr. Joost has decided to move on from his position as Regional Coordinator for Gorilla Doctors. Joost is truly a clinician at heart – he is happiest when he is treating animals and can watch their condition improve as a result […]

Intervention to Release Ensnared Adult Female Busime in Pungwe Group

Intervention to Release Ensnared Adult Female Busime in Pungwe Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

by Dr. Eddy Kambale Pungwe, a group of 18 Grauer’s gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park, has been in the process of being habituated to human presence for tourism and research for about two years now. Drs. Eddy and Martin have been visiting the group regularly to assess the group members health, but last month, […]

Dr. Eddy Intervenes to Free Ensnared Bageni Group Baby

Dr. Eddy Intervenes to Free Ensnared Bageni Group Baby By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, August 18th, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized.

Kagera, who is estimated to be 1.5 years old, is a male infant born to mother Rubaka during the M23 rebel occupation of the Mikeno Sector in 2012. He is one of only two infants in Bageni group in Virunga National Park. With M23 occupying the gorilla sector during the time of his birth, Gorilla […]

School Children Show Their Gratitude for Gorilla Doctors

School Children Show Their Gratitude for Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized.

At Maryknoll School in Honolulu, Hawaii, Lauren Aratani, the President of the M&M (Mentors & Mentees) Mentoring Program, worked with 5th grade students to teach them about community service and how it can positively impact the world. Lauren worked with her young charges to create some thoughtful and creative thank you cards to show their […]

The Lasting Impression of a Short Encounter

The Lasting Impression of a Short Encounter By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized.

Gorilla Doctors supporters Wilke and Elizabeth See-Tho visited Rwanda last summer and trekked to see Sabyinyo group in Volcanoes National Park. Rambunctious blackback Shirimpumu made sure their visit was a memorable one (scroll to bottom of blog to watch video). Avid followers of the Gorilla Doctors blog and Facebook page, the See-Tho’s kindly agreed to write […]

Today, We Honor the Memory of Dr. Dian Fossey

Today, We Honor the Memory of Dr. Dian Fossey By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 26th, 2013 in Blog, Uncategorized.

On this day 28 years ago, the world’s most famous gorilla researcher, Dr. Dian Fossey, was murdered in her cabin at the former Karisoke Research Center site in the misty Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda. Before her death Fossey realized that, with just 248 mountain gorillas left in the wild, the population needed a dedicated veterinarian […]

Final Quarantine Exams Completed for New Orphans

Final Quarantine Exams Completed for New Orphans By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized.

After three months in quarantine at the Senkwekwe Center in Rumangabo, DRC, orphaned Grauer’s gorillas Baraka and Isangi received their final quarantine exams this week- the final step before clearance is granted for the infants to move to their long-term home. Isangi  Ten-month-old baby Isangi is bright, strong, active and healthy after three months in […]

Docs To Receive New Cameras Thanks to Donors

Docs To Receive New Cameras Thanks to Donors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Blog, Uncategorized.

This month, our newsletter subscribers and Facebook followers proved that small donations could make a big difference for the Gorilla Doctors. Thanks to donations made by nearly 40 Gorilla Doctors supporters in just three weeks our team will be receiving DSLR camera kits from Nikon. Our veterinarians photograph their patients not only because the gorillas […]