Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors family is heartbroken to report the loss of orphan mountain gorilla Maisha at Virunga National Park’s Senkwekwe Center. Maisha was the oldest of four mountain gorilla orphans that lived at the Senkwekwe Center. “We worked very closely with the caregivers at the Senkwekwe Center to try and get Maisha well” said Gorilla […]

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Blog.

Itorero, a juvenile gorilla in Volcanoes National Park’s Musilikale group, was freed from a poacher’s snare in a veterinary intervention by Gorilla Doctors, with support from Fossey Fund Karisoke trackers on November 20th. Trackers reported the young gorilla was seen with a rope snare wrapped around his right wrist on the afternoon of the 19th. […]

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, […]

A Tricky Snare-Removal Intervention in Virunga National Park

A Tricky Snare-Removal Intervention in Virunga National Park By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 26th, 2015 in Blog.

Virunga National Park trackers reported an infant mountain gorilla in Lulengo group named Bahoze was caught in a rope snare on Thursday evening, October 1. The park staff observed the infant’s mother, Maganya, trying to remove the snare, but inadvertently tightening the rope. Gorilla Doctors director Dr. Mike Cranfield crossed the border from Rwanda into Goma, DRC after […]

A Trio of Interventions to Attempt to Save Severely Injured Unhabituated Female

A Trio of Interventions to Attempt to Save Severely Injured Unhabituated Female By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in Blog.

Our field veterinarians have had their hands full in the last few weeks with unusual and complicated cases. As always, the vets put 100% of their energy and available resources into saving a life. Sadly, these interventions are not always successful, as was the case of an injured unidentified female mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  […]

New X Ray Machine Will Allow for More Intensive Diagnostics

New X Ray Machine Will Allow for More Intensive Diagnostics By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors team is continually in need of new equipment and supplies to maintain a high standard of health care for endangered gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC. We are very pleased with the recent addition of a portable x ray machine to our arsenal of tools to use in the field. Gorilla Doctors […]

Kuryama Group Leader Assessed for Bleeding

Kuryama Group Leader Assessed for Bleeding By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 in Blog.

Kirahure, the 24-year-old dominant silverback of Kuryama group, was wounded after a suspected fight with beta silverback Vuba in late July. At the time, the wound was reported to Gorilla Doctors by the Fossey Fund’s Karisoke trackers (who regularly monitor Kuryama group) and the wound was minor and not in need of veterinary care. However, […]

Orphan Kalonge Transferred to GRACE

Orphan Kalonge Transferred to GRACE By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is happy to report that orphan Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge, who has lived at the Senkwekwe Center in Rumangabo since her rescue in March 2014, was transferred to the GRACE sanctuary for Grauer’s gorillas on July 23 and she will soon join GRACE’s group of 14 orphans and enjoy the company of gorillas once […]

Helping Virunga National Park Protect Wild Elephants

Collared Elephant By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 in Blog.

Poachers are targeting elephants in Virunga National Park to fuel the illegal ivory trade and Chief Park Warden Emmanuel de Merode and his incredible team of rangers are fighting back to protect these gentle giants. They have enlisted the help of Save the Elephants (STE), a Nairobi-headquartered nonprofit founded by renowned elephant researcher Dr. Iain […]

Grauer’s Orphan Kalonge Fractures Femur in Fall

Grauer's Orphan Kalonge Fractures Femur in Fall By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 in Blog.

Infant Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge, who was rescued in March 2014 after being caught in a snare outside of Kahuzi Biega National Park, fell while climbing in her outdoor enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center on May 12. Her caretaker, Babo, notified Dr. Eddy that Kalonge fell when she tried to jump from one tree to another. […]