Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 in Blog.

While Dr. Eddy was on Mt. Tshia last week, Dr. Martin was in the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park assessing the health of the 31 mountain gorillas in the Lulengo and Mapuwa groups. There was an interaction between the two groups during Dr. Martin’s visit and when he arrived to the group, the four […]

Mt. Tshiabirimu’s Katsabara Group Visited by Dr. Eddy

Mt. Tshiabirimu's Katsabara Group Visited by Dr. Eddy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy made the long trip to Mt. Tshiabirimu last week to assess the health of the remaining six gorillas living on this isolated mountain in DRC. The tiny group is comprised of dominant silverback Katsabara, adult female Mwengesyali (Mwenge for short), and her baby, blackback Mwasa (who will soon be a silverback), blackback Mukokya, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Silverback Mishaya’s Unexpected Death, Group Soldiers On

Silverback Mishaya’s Unexpected Death, Group Soldiers On By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Fred Nizeyimana Dominant silverback Mishaya in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was found dead on the morning of February 3rd, 2014 by UWA trackers on patrol in the forest. At just 28-years-old, Mishaya was otherwise a strong and healthy silverback, with no history of illness, no evidence of injury or previous medical interventions and […]

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, […]

Infant Ingamiya in Distress, Dr. Jean Felix Assesses Health

Infant Ingamiya in Distress, Dr. Jean Felix Assesses Health By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 in Blog.

On a routine health check of Ntambara group in Volcanoes National Park on December 17, Gorilla Doctors Rwanda Head Field Vet Dr. Jean Felix Kinani observed an infant in distress. Ingamiya, the 13-month-old male offspring of mother Tegereza was crying out frequently, had difficulty breathing with foam coming from his mouth. The Fossey Fund Karisoke […]

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, […]

A Veterinary Assessment for Newborn Infants in Ntambara Group

A Veterinary Assessment for Newborn Infants in Ntambara Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, November 11th, 2013 in Blog.

Dr. Dawn assessed two infants in Ntambara group this past weekend, who were reported by Fossey Fund Karisoke trackers (who regularly monitor Ntambara group) to be whimpering and as having inflamed abdominal skin. At just 8-days-old, Kubaka’s infant appeared to be in good health during Dr. Dawn’s assessment. She reported that the mother held her […]

New Birth in Ntambara Group, Bringing Group Number to Sixteen

New Birth in Ntambara Group, Bringing Group Number to Sixteen By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 in Blog.

On Tuesday September 3, Dr. Dawn trekked to mountain gorilla group Ntambara in Volcanoes National Park for two purposes: to conduct a “routine health check” of the group and assess the new infant born to first-time mother Kunga.  Kunga, holding her 4-day-old infant. The group was found in the Myase area of Volcanoes National Park, […]