Pungwe Group Grauer’s Gorilla Baby in Kahuzi Biega National Park Freed from Wire Snare

Pungwe Group Grauer's Gorilla Baby in Kahuzi Biega National Park Freed from Wire Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 in Blog.

Photos by Marcus Westberg of Life Through a Lens Photography In a collaborative intervention between Gorilla Doctors DRC Field Vet Dr. Martin Kabuyaya, Gorilla Doctors vet and Lwiro Veterinary Advisor Dr. Luis Flores, and Lwiro Primate Sanctuary veterinarian Dr. Lina Nturubika as well as Kahuzi Biega National Park rangers, a baby Grauer’s gorilla in the […]

Silverback Bukima Protects Intervention Team as Field Vets Work to Free Ensnared Baby

Silverback Bukima Protects Intervention Team as Field Vets Work to Free Ensnared Baby By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Blog.

Drs. Eddy and Martin were notified by Innocent Mburanumwe, Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, that a baby mountain gorilla named Mayani had become caught in a poacher’s snare on September 3rd. Trackers found Rugendo group members attempting to free Janja’s baby from the nylon snare, which was wrapped tightly around his left wrist. Mayani’s hand […]

Ensnared Youngster “Yalala” Making Remarkable Recovery

Ensnared Youngster “Yalala” Making Remarkable Recovery By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Blog.

After a poacher’s snare nearly took her life, the Gorilla Doctors team is pleased to see young mountain gorilla Yalala making such a remarkable recovery. Our Head DRC Field Vet Dr. Eddy Kambale attributes her recovery to her strong, feisty personality. “She has been through a serious ordeal and endured a lot of stress from […]

Saving Baby Yalala

Saving Baby Yalala By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy Kambale On Monday afternoon, June 12 I received a phone call from the ICCN Chief warden Innocent reporting that the ranger team based at the GIKERI Patrol Post had called him about an infant gorilla caught in a snare. They believed the baby was from an unhabituated group, as there was no known […]

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, […]

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 in Blog.

While Dr. Eddy was on Mt. Tshia last week, Dr. Martin was in the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park assessing the health of the 31 mountain gorillas in the Lulengo and Mapuwa groups. There was an interaction between the two groups during Dr. Martin’s visit and when he arrived to the group, the four […]

Rescued Chimp Orphan Kindu Receives Veterinary Care at Lwiro

Rescued Chimp Orphan Kindu Receives Veterinary Care at Lwiro By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 in Blog.

On May 12th around 4pm, Kahuzi Biega National Park staff received a call from Bukavu Harbor authorities, reporting that a military man was caught trying to smuggle an infant chimpanzee to sell on the black market. The park staff responded quickly and transported the infant to Lwiro, a DRC sanctuary for rescued primates. Dr. Martin […]

Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak

Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Blog.

The Rugendo group mountain gorillas have been battling a respiratory disease outbreak since early April, keeping Drs. Eddy and Martin on their toes as they administer treatment to the group members most severely affected by the illness. Several group members began to exhibit symptoms of a respiratory infection on April 14th, when the ICCN trackers […]

Orphan Kalonge Receives Treatment for Suspected Respiratory Infection

Orphan Kalonge Receives Treatment for Suspected Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Blog.

Orphan Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge was rescued in early March after she was caught in a snare and brought to a local village chief by a group of young boys outside of Kahuzi Biega National Park (read about her rescue here). Through a joint rescue operation by ICCN and Gorilla Doctors, 2-year-old Kalonge was brought to […]

PhD Candidate Alisa Kubala Conducts Research on Malaria in Eastern Gorillas

PhD Candidate Alisa Kubala Conducts Research on Malaria in Eastern Gorillas By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Blog.

Every year, Gorilla Doctors supports graduate and PhD student research projects examining infectious diseases in eastern gorillas. This year, Gorilla Doctors has facilitated PhD research projects on respiratory illness in mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and herpesviruses in mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable and Volcanoes National Parks. Also this year, Gorilla Doctors hosted Murdoch […]