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, […]

Injured Orphan Kalonge Healing Well Reports Dr. Eddy

Kalonge climbs a tree in her enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center. By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy made the trip to Rumangabo this week to check on orphan Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge, who broke her femur when she fell from a tree in her enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center on May 12 (Read about Dr. Eddy’s initial assessment here.) Our Head DRC Vet reports that Kalonge is healing really well. She […]

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. […]

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 […]

Subadult Grauer’s Gorilla ‘Busasa’ Released from Snare in Challenging Intervention

Subadult Grauer's Gorilla 'Busasa' Released from Snare in Challenging Intervention By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Eddy Kambale On Saturday, July 19, Kahuzi Biega National Park rangers discovered Busasa, a 9-year-old male Grauer’s gorilla in Chimanuka group, had a wire snare wrapped around his left arm.  At 9-years-old, Busasa is classified as a subadult gorilla and is one of Nabintu’s twins. His twin, who is also a male, is […]

Chimanuka Group Feeds on Ripe Fruit of the Myiranthus Tree

Chimanuka Group Feeds on Ripe Fruit of the Myiranthus Tree By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Blog.

The Chimanuka group Grauer’s gorillas were feeding on the ripe fruit of the Myiranthus tree during Dr. Eddy’s visit last week in the Mwandagalo area of Kahuzi Biega National Park. Eighteen night nests were found (13 on the ground, 5 up in the trees) and all 18 individuals were observed. The group interacted with a […]

Volunteer Vet Dr. Jessica Magenwirth Works with Gorilla Doctors in DRC

Volunteer Vet Dr. Jessica Magenwirth Works with Gorilla Doctors in DRC By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 in Blog.

Volunteer veterinarian Dr. Jessica Magenwirth, 27, joined Gorilla Doctors for one month as her first work experience after graduating from veterinary school at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in April 2014. Growing up in the southwest of Germany, she studied veterinary medicine at the University of Ghent, Belgium, Cornell University, NY, and Freie Universität Berlin. Her […]

Grauer’s Gorilla Orphan Ihirwe Returns Home to DRC

Grauer's Gorilla Orphan Ihirwe Returns Home to DRC By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 19th, 2014 in Blog.

Two years, nine months and eleven days after orphan Grauer’s gorilla Ihirwe was rescued from poachers at the Rwanda border town of Gisenyi, the young female gorilla finally returned to her home country of the DRC. Ihirwe was airlifted by a UN helicopter on May 19th to the GRACE center in Kasugho, a remote region […]

Ensnared Grauer’s Gorilla Juvenile Freed in Veterinary Intervention

Ensnared Grauer's Gorilla Juvenile Freed in Veterinary Intervention By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, April 18th, 2014 in Blog.

by Dr. Eddy Kambale On Tuesday, April 8, the Congolese Park Authority (ICCN) reported to Gorilla Doctors that a juvenile gorilla in Kahuzi Biega National Park’s Chimanuka group had become caught in a poacher’s snare. When the young gorilla became ensnared, dominant silverback Chimanuka ripped the snare from the tree, freeing the youngster, but causing […]

Monitoring the Mt. Tshiabirimu Gorillas in DRC

Monitoring the Mt. Tshiabirimu Gorillas in DRC By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors continues to monitor the the last remaining Grauer’s gorillas in the isolated forest of Mt. Tshiaibirimu outside of Virunga National Park. Previously separated into two groups named Kipura and Katsabara, the 6 remaining individuals appear to have joined into one group recently. Silverback Tshongo, who disappeared two months ago, has not been located, […]