Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda

Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 20th, 2014 in Blog.

Capacity building continues to be a primary objective of the Gorilla Doctors work and we are continually mentoring the next generation of wildlife health experts in Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC. This year, Gorilla Doctors hosted a 6-month sabbatical for Roche Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Tanja Zabka, to teach wildlife pathology to staff, students and […]

A Message from Gorilla Doctors on Ebola and Eastern Gorillas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Blog.

We share the world’s deep concern regarding West Africa’s Ebolavirus outbreak and the devastating impact the virus is having on people, communities and nations. We are also concerned about the separate Ebolavirus outbreak occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gorillas are highly susceptible to Ebolavirus; indeed, many thousands of western lowland gorillas have […]

Directors Speak at Docs4GreatApes Event at Western University, Introduce Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall

Directors Speak at Docs4GreatApes Event at Western University, Introduce Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors Directors Drs. Mike Cranfield & Kirsten Gilardi gave a presentation at Western University in London, Ontario last Thursday and were honored to introduce renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. The event, presented by Docs4GreatApes and hosted by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, was attended by over 2,000 people and raised funds for […]

Rwanda Celebrates 10th Annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony

Rwanda Celebrates 10th Annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 in Blog.

Rwanda celebrated the 10th annual Kwita Izina gorilla baby naming ceremony on Tuesday, July 1st in Kinigi, Rwanda. According to the Rwanda Development Board, who hosts the annual celebration, this year’s theme ‘Conserving – Empowering – Growing’ recognizes the “efforts of all those that have contributed to the sustainable regional and national conservation of the […]

Take the Gorilla Friendly™ Pledge and Help Wild Gorillas Stay Healthy

Take the Gorilla Friendly™ Pledge and Help Wild Gorillas Stay Healthy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, June 20th, 2014 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors would like to congratulate our partner organization, the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP), who, along with the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN), launched the Gorilla Friendly™ Pledge, “an awareness raising campaign developed to minimize the risk of disease transmission from human to gorilla, during treks to see these magnificent great apes in the […]

Baby Mountain Gorilla Freed from Snare in Virunga National Park’s Mapuwa Group

Baby Mountain Gorilla Freed from Snare in Virunga National Park’s Mapuwa Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Jan Ramer Dr. Eddy, the Head Veterinarian for Gorilla Doctors in DR Congo was notified that a mountain gorilla had become ensnared in Virunga National Park’s Mapuwa group on May 21st. Since Dr. Martin was doing Routine Health Checks at Mt. Tshaiberimu and could not assist with the intervention, I immediately traveled from […]

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 […]

Well Wishes for a Friend and Hero

Well Wishes for a Friend and Hero By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge Just months after the Congolese Army and UN forces secured the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park after occupation by the M23 rebel group, the Gorilla Doctors were shocked to learn of the attack on Chief Park Warden Emmanuel de Merode on Tuesday, April 15. The warden was shot through the windshield […]

Dr. Jan Returns to DRC to Visit Rumangabo, Bukima

Dr. Jan Returns to DRC to Visit Rumangabo, Bukima By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 in Blog.

by Dr. Jan Ramer Drs. Eddy and Jan with Niall and Virunga National Park rangers in DRC. I finally got my DRC visa and last week got to visit Rumangabo, Senkwekwe Center and 2 gorilla groups at Bukima – it was soooo great to be back!  And I was lucky to share this visit with […]

Infant Icyororo Suffers Severe Bite Wound from Silverback, Dr. Jean Felix Leads Intervention Team

Infant Icyororo Suffers Severe Bite Wound from Silverback, Dr. Jean Felix Leads Intervention Team By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 in Blog.

*** Warning: Blog contains some graphic imagery *** A violent interaction between lone silverback Rukundo (formerly of Pablo group) and the pair of Isabukuru group silverbacks on December 22nd left Bukima’s infant Imigano dead and Isaro’s 15-month-old infant Icyororo severely wounded. In the field, it often seems that the idiom “when it rains it pours” […]