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. […]

Juvenile Agasozindatwa Succumbs to Suspected Tetanus Disease in Rwanda

Juvenile Agasozindatwa Succumbs to Suspected Tetanus Disease in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in Blog.

Agasozindatwa, a 5-year-old male mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park’s Sabyinyo group, was lethargic and trailing the group when trackers called Gorilla Doctors for a veterinary assessment on August 10. Dr. Noel visited the group the following day in the bamboo zone of the park and found the juvenile in a weakened state and not […]

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, […]

Silverback Munyinya Treated for Respiratory Infection

Silverback Munyinya Treated for Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 in Blog.

A respiratory disease outbreak has been spreading through Rwanda’s Hirwa group during the last week and Drs. Noel and Julius are closely monitoring this group of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Munyinya, the leader and only silverback in the group, had a productive cough and nasal discharge and was lethargic and still laying in […]

Vets Capture Beautiful Moments in Health Check Photography

Dr. Julius's photo of Amahoro group members lounging in the sun in Volcanoes National Park. By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 in Blog.

Every week, our hard working field veterinarians are climbing through thick vegetation, up mountainous terrain to reach the gorilla groups, camera in tow. The foundation of Gorilla Doctors work is routine health monitoring—visually observing the members of gorilla groups on a regular basis to check for signs of illness or injury. The team visits every […]