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 […]

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 […]

Newest Orphan Kalonge Completes Quarantine Period, Examined by Docs at the Senkwekwe Center

Newest Orphan Kalonge Completes Quarantine Period, Examined by Docs at the Senkwekwe Center By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 26th, 2014 in Blog.

  Orphaned infant gorilla Kalonge at the Senkwekwe Center. Photo Credit: Marcus Westberg by Dr. Eddy Kambale On March 12th, the Congolese Park Authority (ICCN) informed Gorilla Doctors that a young gorilla had been confiscated in Kalonge village, outside of Kahuzi Biega National Park. The female infant, estimated to be between 2 and 3-years-old was […]

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 […]

Orphan Ndakasi Receives Annual Check Up and Treatment for Virus Symptoms

Orphan Ndakasi Receives Annual Check Up and Treatment for Virus Symptoms By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 in Blog.

Orphan gorilla Ndakasi, one of four mountain gorillas living at the Senkwekwe Center in Rumangabo, DRC received a thorough health check from Drs. Jan and Eddy, and volunteer veterinarian Dr. Jessica Magenwirth. The morning of the exam, Ndakasi’s caretaker reported that she was lethargic and not eating well. In addition, ulcers were observed on her lower […]

Poached Orphan Gorilla Finds Sanctuary at the Senkwekwe Center

Poached Orphan Gorilla Finds Sanctuary at the Senkwekwe Center By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, March 17th, 2014 in Blog.

by Dr. Jan Ramer “Last week, several boys brought a young gorilla who had been caught in a snare to a village near Kahuzi-Biega National Park (PNKB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Nobody knows who set the snare, which group she came from, or the plight of the mother, but the village Chief knew […]

Tool Use Observed in Mountain Gorilla Orphans, Captured on Film

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, February 14th, 2014 in Blog.

Rumangabo, DRC – February 13, 2014 –There are only four mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) living in captivity in the entire world and this small group of orphans have found sanctuary at the Virunga National Park’s Senkwekwe Center in Rumangabo, DRC where they receive medical care from the Gorilla Doctors international veterinary team. A partnership between […]

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Matabishi Receives 2nd Quarantine Exam

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Matabishi Receives 2nd Quarantine Exam By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge Orphaned gorilla infant Matabishi, who was found alone in a cornfield outside of Virunga National Park, was rescued through a collaborative effort between the Congolese Park Authority and Gorilla Doctors in June 2013 (http://bit.ly/1bmrmph). Malnourished, covered in burrs, and with a large wound on his back, Matabishi was brought to the Senkwekwe […]

Photo Update: The Senkwekwe Center Gorilla Orphans

Photo Update: The Senkwekwe Center Gorilla Orphans By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 in Blog.

Orphaned infant Matabishi, who was rescued in late June after having suspectedly escaped poachers in DRC (http://bit.ly/15Cvegp) is growing stronger every day reports Gorilla Doctors Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Kambale. Matabishi “is eating lots of vegetation gathered from the forest and loves to drink milk. He is given multivitamins and mineral supplements daily and […]