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 […]

Saving Baby Yalala

Saving Baby Yalala By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy Kambale On Monday afternoon, June 12 I received a phone call from the ICCN Chief warden Innocent reporting that the ranger team based at the GIKERI Patrol Post had called him about an infant gorilla caught in a snare. They believed the baby was from an unhabituated group, as there was no known […]

Orphaned Grauer’s Gorilla Transferred to GRACE

Orphaned Grauer’s Gorilla Transferred to GRACE By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 in Blog.

Photo by Adam Kiefer By Joost Philippa An orphaned Grauer’s gorilla moved to her new home at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week. Lulingu is a 1 1/2-year-old female Grauer’s gorilla who was confiscated from poachers by the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN) in February. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rescued Chimp Orphan Kindu Receives Veterinary Care at Lwiro

Rescued Chimp Orphan Kindu Receives Veterinary Care at Lwiro By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 in Blog.

On May 12th around 4pm, Kahuzi Biega National Park staff received a call from Bukavu Harbor authorities, reporting that a military man was caught trying to smuggle an infant chimpanzee to sell on the black market. The park staff responded quickly and transported the infant to Lwiro, a DRC sanctuary for rescued primates. Dr. Martin […]

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 […]