US Ambassador to Uganda pays Gorilla Doctors a visit

US Ambassador to Uganda visit Gorilla Doctors By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Blog.

Our Gorilla Doctors Uganda team was delighted to welcome the Honorable Deborah Malac, United States Ambassador to Uganda, to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this week. Ambassador Malac was travelling in the southwestern Uganda region to learn more about various USA-affiliated and supported programs and projects. She first made a stop at the Bwindi Community Hospital […]

Untimely Goodbye to “Baby Fred”

Untimely Goodbye to "Baby Fred" By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

On the morning of February 17, 8.5 year old juvenile mountain gorilla Nvuyekure (nicknamed “Baby Fred”) was reported by Mgahinga National Park personnel in Uganda to be severely wounded.  Gorilla Doctors’ own Dr. Fred quickly mobilized to conduct a full investigation.  Based on his findings during a post-mortem exam of Nvuyekure’s carcass, we suspect that […]

New Baby Born to Rushegura Group in Uganda (PHOTOS)

New Baby Born to Rushegura Group in Uganda (PHOTOS) By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in Blog.

A new baby has been born to the Rushegura group in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The baby, a male, is not yet named, but we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes. The mother, Kibande, delivered the baby on the night of January 3, just one day after her 34th birthday. The […]

New Census of the Virunga Massif Mountain Gorilla Population Underway

New Census of the Virunga Massif Mountain Gorilla Population Underway By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors, and the many gorilla conservation organizations working in the region, are eager to learn if and how the Virunga Massif mountain gorilla population has grown, according to the new census which begins today. “Gorilla Doctors Rwanda Field Vet Dr. Gaspard and Uganda Field Vet Dr. Ricky will both be working in the field during the […]

Emaciated Mother Gorilla Treated for Parasite Infection in Bwindi

Emaciated Mother Gorilla Treated for Parasite Infection in Bwindi By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 in Blog.

Drs. Ricky and Fred have been closely monitoring Elsa, an 11-year-old female mountain gorilla in Bwindi’s Habinyanja group, who is weak and emaciated and struggling to keep up with the group. Uganda Wildlife Authority trackers first reported Elsa to be sick and trailing the group on August 24th. Our Uganda Field Vets have since conducted […]

A Trio of Interventions to Attempt to Save Severely Injured Unhabituated Female

A Trio of Interventions to Attempt to Save Severely Injured Unhabituated Female By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in Blog.

Our field veterinarians have had their hands full in the last few weeks with unusual and complicated cases. As always, the vets put 100% of their energy and available resources into saving a life. Sadly, these interventions are not always successful, as was the case of an injured unidentified female mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  […]

Vets Capture Beautiful Moments in Health Check Photography

Dr. Julius's photo of Amahoro group members lounging in the sun in Volcanoes National Park. By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 in Blog.

Every week, our hard working field veterinarians are climbing through thick vegetation, up mountainous terrain to reach the gorilla groups, camera in tow. The foundation of Gorilla Doctors work is routine health monitoring—visually observing the members of gorilla groups on a regular basis to check for signs of illness or injury. The team visits every […]

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 […]

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program

West Africa Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for PREDICT Program By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 in Blog.

by Jessica Burbridge On August 8, the Ebola virus epidemic rapidly spreading through West African countries was formally declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. WHO director Dr. Margaret Chan called it “the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak [of the Ebola virus] in the nearly four-decade history of the disease.” […]