Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors family is heartbroken to report the loss of orphan mountain gorilla Maisha at Virunga National Park’s Senkwekwe Center. Maisha was the oldest of four mountain gorilla orphans that lived at the Senkwekwe Center. “We worked very closely with the caregivers at the Senkwekwe Center to try and get Maisha well” said Gorilla […]

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 […]

Tracking an Ensnared Elephant in Virunga National Park

Tracking an Ensnared Elephant in Virunga National Park By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, July 29th, 2016 in Blog.

By Joost Philippa Last week I got a call from Dr. Eddy, our head veterinarian in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an elephant had been observed with what appeared to be a wire snare around his hind leg in the Central Sector of Virunga National Park, in the area between Mabenga and Rwindi. This is […]

Gorilla Doctors Team Helps Save Jackal From Snare

Gorilla Doctors Team Helps Save Jackal From Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Blog.

By Dr. Joost Philippa The Gorilla Doctors team doesn’t just take care of gorillas; we occasionally work with the national parks to intervene on behalf of other wildlife that exit the parks or are injured due to a human-caused issue. Recently, Volcanoes National Park requested the veterinary assistance of Gorilla Doctors for just such a […]

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 […]

Helping Virunga National Park Protect Wild Elephants

Collared Elephant By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 in Blog.

Poachers are targeting elephants in Virunga National Park to fuel the illegal ivory trade and Chief Park Warden Emmanuel de Merode and his incredible team of rangers are fighting back to protect these gentle giants. They have enlisted the help of Save the Elephants (STE), a Nairobi-headquartered nonprofit founded by renowned elephant researcher Dr. Iain […]