Gorilla Groups in Volcanoes National Park Suffer from Respiratory Illness

Gorilla Groups in Volcanoes National Park Suffer from Respiratory Illness By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Blog.

Our Gorilla Doctors team in Volcanoes National Park has been closely monitoring a respiratory outbreak in Sabyinyo group this month. Trackers first reported that some of the adults in this 18-member family were coughing. Over several visits, Drs. Noel, Gaspard and Adrien checked on all of the sick gorillas in order to monitor them for […]

Learning from Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

J50 killer whale pod By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Blog, Press Releases.

By Kat Kerlin In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest’s Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and died, leaving just 74 of her kind left. Some wondered if this was “What extinction looks like.” Meanwhile, […]

US & Swedish Dignitaries Visit Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda

US & Swedish Dignitaries Visit Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 in Blog.

  On Monday March 5th Gorilla Doctors hosted the American Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Erica Barks-Ruggles, and Sweden’s Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Jenny Ohlsson, at our regional headquarters in Ruhengeri Rwanda. Ambassador Barks-Ruggles was conducting a site visit to Gorilla Doctors to check in on our progress with an important project funded by […]

Dr. Gaspard Named Silent Hero of the Month

Dr. Gaspard Named Silent Hero of the Month By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is pleased to share that our Rwanda Field Veterinarian, Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, has been named the Silent Hero of the Month by Dr. Hayley Adams’ Silent Heroes Foundation! Not only does Dr. Gaspard work tirelessly to monitor the health of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, he has also stepped up […]

Dr. Noel Named 2017 Wildlife Warrior by Houston Zoo

Dr. Noel Named 2017 Wildlife Warrior by Houston Zoo By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Blog.

We are pleased to share that our very own Dr. Noel has been named a 2017 Wildlife Warrior by the Houston Zoo! Our Rwanda Field Vet, who has been with Gorilla Doctors since 2009, monitors the health of all of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and intervenes to administer treatment to sick […]

New Mountain Gorilla Babies Named in 13th Annual Kwita Izina Ceremony

New Mountain Gorilla Babies Named in 13th Annual Kwita Izina Ceremony By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 4th, 2017 in Blog.

On Friday September 1, the Rwanda Development Board hosted the 13th annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony in Kingi, Rwanda, a town nestled at the base of Volcanoes National Park. Kwita Izina is inspired by the traditional Rwandese naming custom following the birth of a new baby. In attendance for Kwita Izina 2017 was the […]

Isabukuru group loses infant Kura

Isabukuru group loses infant Kura By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 in Blog.

On January 8, 2017 a clash between the Isabukuru and Musilikale groups in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) sadly resulted in the death of infant Kura just days before her first birthday. Kura’s death comes just one year after the remarkable birth of her and her twin to adult female Isaro in the Isabukuru group.  They […]

Rwanda Cultural Day

Rwanda Cultural Day By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 in Blog.

By Kirsten Gilardi, DVM Co-Director, Gorilla Doctors I had the pleasure of attending Rwanda Cultural Day 2016, held Saturday, September 24 in San Francisco, California. My husband, James, and our friends Dr. Michael Wilkes (UC Davis School of Medicine) and his wife Dr. Maggie Rea, who have lived and worked in Rwanda, joined by perhaps […]

Gorilla Doctors at the Wildlife Conservation Expo

Gorilla Doctors at the Wildlife Conservation Expo By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 19th, 2016 in Blog.

Visit the Gorilla Doctors at our table at the Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco on October 8! Co-Director Kirsten Gilardi will be there to disseminate information about Gorilla Doctors, with lots of swag in tow for purchase. If you’re at the Expo, stop by and say hi! From the Wildlife Conservation Network website, here […]

Amahoro Group Loses Newborn Twins

Amahoro Group Loses Newborn Twins By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 in Blog.

A female in Amahoro group was spotted with newborn twin babies late last month, but unfortunately Gorilla Doctors learned the following day that neither baby survived its first day of life. After the mother, Kalisimbi, carried both dead infants all night, she dropped one of the babies the following day and Volcanoes National Park trackers […]