Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak

Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 11th, 2015 in Blog.

The Rugendo group mountain gorillas have been battling a respiratory disease outbreak since early April, keeping Drs. Eddy and Martin on their toes as they administer treatment to the group members most severely affected by the illness. Several group members began to exhibit symptoms of a respiratory infection on April 14th, when the ICCN trackers […]

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 […]

Silverback Muturengere, New Leader of Isimbi group, Treated for Respiratory Infection

Silverback Muturengere, New Leader of Isimbi group, Treated for Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 13th, 2014 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge Just three weeks after 17-year-old Getty’s sudden death, Isimbi group has struggled to recover, leaving young silverback Muturengere under obvious stress as he strives to maintain his status as the new leader of the group.  Some amount of stress and turmoil is to be expected when a group loses it’s dominant silverback. […]

Young Silverback Tries to Hold Onto Group, Showing Signs of Respiratory Illness

Young Silverback Tries to Hold Onto Group, Showing Signs of Respiratory Illness By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Noel On January 9, I trekked to Isimbi group to assess the health of the 8 individuals in the group. Isimbi group lost their dominant silverback, Getty, on December 23rd when he succumbed to his injuries sustained from fighting with a lone silverback. 12-year-old silverback Muturengere has been trying to lead the group since, […]

Dr. Fred Treats a Trio of Sick Silverbacks in Nyakagezi Group

Dr. Fred Treats a Trio of Sick Silverbacks in Nyakagezi Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 18th, 2013 in Blog.

A respiratory disease outbreak is spreading through Nyakagezi group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda. Drs. Fred and Noel have been monitoring the situation closely and decided to intervene to administer treatment to three ailing silverback mountain gorillas in the group this week. Here is Dr. Fred’s report: Ndungutse, the fourth ranked silverback in Nyakagezi […]

Drs. Fred and Jean Felix Intervene to Treat Silverback Rukundo

Drs. Fred and Jean Felix Intervene to Treat Silverback Rukundo By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 in Blog.

Just 3 weeks after Rukundo became ensnared in Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Dr. Fred was notified by park authorities that another veterinary assessment was necessary for the silverback- this time, for a potential respiratory infection. Here is Dr. Fred’s report: Silverback Rukundo of Nyakagezi group “Trackers reported that the young silverback Rukundo was observed […]

Respiratory Disease Outbreak Continues In Sabyinyo Group

Respiratory Disease Outbreak Continues In Sabyinyo Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 in Blog.

By Dr. Dawn Zimmerman On January 22, Sabyinyo trackers reported that five gorillas were coughing in Sabyinyo group. A veterinary assessment the following day confirmed that six members had been affected by the respiratory disease: Guhonda, Gihishamwotsi, Gukunda, Kampanga, Ishimwe, and Umurinzi.  Sabyinyo Group trackers with VNP veterinary warden Elisabeth Nyirakaragire. During our recheck of […]

Respiratory Illness Spreads Through Sabyinyo Group

Respiratory Illness Spreads Through Sabyinyo Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 in Blog.

Dominant silverback Guhonda, one of the largest silverbacks in Volcanoes National Park, is the most seriously afflicted with the respiratory illness. On January 22, the Sabyinyo trackers reported that five gorillas were coughing in Sabyinyo group: dominant silverback Guhonda, beta silverback Gihishamwotsi, adult female Kampanga and her infant Ishimwe, and adult female Gukunda.  A veterinary […]

Respiratory Disease Outbreak in Agashya Group

Respiratory Disease Outbreak in Agashya Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 in Blog.

Agashya with a runny nose. (Photo: Dr. John Onate)By Dr. Jean-Felix Kinani On August 28, Volcanoes National Park trackers reported that Agashya, the dominant silverback of Agashya group, was coughing but was doing well. The Gorilla Doctors checked on him regularly and found him active and doing well despite having a cold. On September 8, […]

MGVP Receives $30,000 in Donated Veterinary Equipment from Germany

MGVP Receives $30,000 in Donated Veterinary Equipment from Germany By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

As always, we are grateful to our generous friends who offer their expertise and donate equipment to help the Gorilla Doctors expand their knowledge and toolbox. Last month, Bärbel Köhler, the Business Development Manager for Abaxis, a supplier of veterinary diagnostic equipment, visited our offices in Musanze, Rwanda, to deliver $30,000 worth of donations to […]