DRC Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Travels to California for Gorilla Workshop

DRC Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Travels to California for Gorilla Workshop By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

by Dr. Eddy Kambala Syaluha On October 15, 2017, I was honored to receive an invitation from the Santa Barbara Zoo (through the DRC wildlife institution, Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature / Virunga National Park) to attend the Western Regional Gorilla Workshop in California. This was to be an all-expenses-paid trip for […]

Capacity Building Efforts Underway at Lwiro Primate Sanctuary

Capacity Building Efforts Underway at Lwiro Primate Sanctuary By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors mentors the next generation of wildlife health experts in the region by sponsoring educational training programs in close cooperation with African schools and universities, and by supporting its staff in professional continuing education. In an effort to expand capacity building efforts in DRC, Gorilla Doctors partnered with Lwiro Primate Sanctuary (CRPL) and hired veterinarian […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Joost Visits Grauer’s Orphans at GRACE

Dr. Joost Visits Grauer’s Orphans at GRACE By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in Blog.

by Joost Philippa My new position as the Regional Coordinator began in August and since then, I have been based in Rwanda at the Gorilla Doctors HQ in Musanze. Recently I was able to make my first visit to DRC. It’s always exciting to visit new places and cultures… especially when the differences are quite […]

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 […]

New Census of the Virunga Massif Mountain Gorilla Population Underway

New Census of the Virunga Massif Mountain Gorilla Population Underway By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors, and the many gorilla conservation organizations working in the region, are eager to learn if and how the Virunga Massif mountain gorilla population has grown, according to the new census which begins today. “Gorilla Doctors Rwanda Field Vet Dr. Gaspard and Uganda Field Vet Dr. Ricky will both be working in the field during the […]

Health Screening for Lwiro Sanctuary Staff through the EHP Program

Health Screening for Lwiro Sanctuary Staff through the EHP Program By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 in Blog.

To reduce the risk of disease transmission between people and gorillas, Gorilla Doctors facilitates annual health screenings and follow-up care for those people who come in contact with the gorillas the most—the people who work tirelessly in the national parks to protect the gorillas. Each year, hundreds of rangers, trackers, researchers, and others who work […]