Our Gorilla Doctors are Masters…Degree Holders!

Our Gorilla Doctors are Masters…Degree Holders! By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Blog.

The conservation of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas depends on the wholehearted commitment of the wildlife authorities and park personnel in all three countries with whom Gorilla Doctors works on a daily basis. The sustainability of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas also depends on the total dedication and incredible knowledge and experience of our Gorilla Doctors veterinarians. […]

A first for Gorilla Doctors: rescue of a semi-habituated mountain gorilla from a snare

nylon snare on juvenile gorilla leg By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Blog.

By Dr. Eddy Kambale In the middle of September, our Gorilla Doctors team in DR Congo received a report from Virunga National Park rangers that an approximately 6-year-old male mountain gorilla in a group that has been undergoing habituation since March had a snare around its leg. Habituation is a lengthy process, requiring daily visits […]

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 […]

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 […]

Routine Health Check on the Rushegura group (PHOTOS)

Routine Health Check on the Rushegura group (PHOTOS) By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 30th, 2017 in Blog.

On Wednesday January 18, 2017 Gorilla Doctors veterinarian Dr. Ricky Okwir and a team of rangers, guides, and support staff hiked into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a routine health check on the Rushegura group.  They found the gorillas resting and feeding near a hydroelectric power station in Buhoma. The composition and dynamics of the group have changed […]

Infant in Hirwa group successfully treated for respiratory infection

Infant in Hirwa group successfully treated for respiratory infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Blog.

By Dr. Noel Gorilla Doctors have been keeping a close watch on a bout of respiratory illness affecting several members of the Hirwa group in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda).  Signs have been mostly mild, so we were taking a conservative approach and letting the outbreak resolve on its own. But last week Igikombe, the infant […]

New X Ray Machine Will Allow for More Intensive Diagnostics

New X Ray Machine Will Allow for More Intensive Diagnostics By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors team is continually in need of new equipment and supplies to maintain a high standard of health care for endangered gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the DRC. We are very pleased with the recent addition of a portable x ray machine to our arsenal of tools to use in the field. Gorilla Doctors […]

Introducing Dr. Joost Philippa, Gorilla Doctors New Regional Manager

Introducing Dr. Joost Philippa, Gorilla Doctors New Regional Manager By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, August 10th, 2015 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is excited to introduce our new Regional Manager, Dr. Joost Philippa! Dr. Joost and his new bride, Arum, as well as their two rescued cats, Lucky and Coconut, arrived to our Regional Headquarters in Musanze this weekend and are getting settled in and meeting the team this week. Dr. Joost is not only […]