Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off By gorilladoctors 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 […]

Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak

Rugendo Group Battles Respiratory Disease Outbreak By gorilladoctors 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 gorilladoctors 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 […]

PhD Candidate Alisa Kubala Conducts Research on Malaria in Eastern Gorillas

PhD Candidate Alisa Kubala Conducts Research on Malaria in Eastern Gorillas By gorilladoctors on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in Blog.

Every year, Gorilla Doctors supports graduate and PhD student research projects examining infectious diseases in eastern gorillas. This year, Gorilla Doctors has facilitated PhD research projects on respiratory illness in mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and herpesviruses in mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable and Volcanoes National Parks. Also this year, Gorilla Doctors hosted Murdoch […]