Learning from Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

J50 killer whale pod By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Blog, Press Releases.

By Kat Kerlin In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest’s Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and died, leaving just 74 of her kind left. Some wondered if this was “What extinction looks like.” Meanwhile, […]

US & Swedish Dignitaries Visit Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda

US & Swedish Dignitaries Visit Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 in Blog.

  On Monday March 5th Gorilla Doctors hosted the American Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Erica Barks-Ruggles, and Sweden’s Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Jenny Ohlsson, at our regional headquarters in Ruhengeri Rwanda. Ambassador Barks-Ruggles was conducting a site visit to Gorilla Doctors to check in on our progress with an important project funded by […]

THIS is why we do our work!

THIS is why we do our work! By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 in Blog.

Every day that our Gorilla Doctors are in the forest to check on the health of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas, we are reminded about why we do our work: these animals are magnificent and inspiring, and their conservation and well-being is our #1 goal. But sometimes, a very special reminder comes along that confirms that […]

Gorilla Love 3: An Intimate Event

Gorilla Doctors, gorillas, fundraiser, great apes, veterinary medicine By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Blog.

Board member Dr. Lara Nicolayevsky Zekaria and her husband Ike opened their beautiful home in Beverly Hills to Gorilla Doctors supporters on Saturday, March 25th.  “Gorilla Love 3” was an intimate invitation-only event to raise money for Gorilla Doctors, hosted by Lara and Ike, Board member Jack Karuletwa, Tracey Gluck, and Tim Campbell. The evening […]

Grateful Dead Fans Come Together to Donate $1,650 to Gorilla Doctors

Grateful Dead Fans Come Together to Donate $1,650 to Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 10th, 2016 in Blog.

By Justin Cox Traci Thaler met Oteil Burbridge during a chance encounter on a plane flight last New Year’s Eve. She immediately recognized him as the bassist for Dead & Company – the current incarnation of the Grateful Dead, which features original members alongside musicians like John Mayer and Burbridge, who has also played bass for popular […]

Gorillas and Killer Whales: What’s the Connection?

Gorillas and Killer Whales: What’s the Connection? By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 in Blog.

By Dr. Kirsten Gilardi Gorilla Doctors Co-Director In the transboundary Salish Sea that stretches from Washington State in the United states into British Columbia in Canada, there are 84 killer whales that live in close proximity to almost 7 million people. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) range worldwide, but this particular population, called southern resident killer whales, […]

Audio: Disease Risks in the Parks & the One Health Approach

Audio: Disease Risks in the Parks & the One Health Approach By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in Blog.

  Because gorillas and humans are so genetically similar, they are vulnerable to one another’s diseases. The gorilla tourism industry in Africa, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, puts both species in close proximity on a daily basis. Park rules state that visitors must stay 7 meters away from the gorillas at all times, […]