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 […]

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 […]

Gorilla Doctors treats Sabyinyo silverback after respiratory outbreak

Gorilla Doctors treats Sabyinyo silverback after respiratory outbreak By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Blog.

In Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, the silverback of Sabyinyo group, Gihishamwotsi, was observed by park personnel with signs of respiratory illness, including coughing and nasal discharge, lethargy and poor appetite, prompting Gorilla Doctors veterinarians to take a closer look. On March 28, when Gihishamwotsi’s status was reported to be deteriorating, Drs. Noheli Jean Bosco, Gaspard […]

‘Gorilla Doctors’ Film Nominated for Best Science Documentary in Canada

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Blog.

A documentary that tells the story of Gorilla Doctors’ life-saving work has been nominated for an award in Canada’s equivalent of the Emmys. The program, aptly titled Gorilla Doctors, has been nominated for Best Science or Nature Documentary Program; winners will be announced at the Canadian Screen Awards, which will air live on March 13 […]

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Blog.

Itorero, a juvenile gorilla in Volcanoes National Park’s Musilikale group, was freed from a poacher’s snare in a veterinary intervention by Gorilla Doctors, with support from Fossey Fund Karisoke trackers on November 20th. Trackers reported the young gorilla was seen with a rope snare wrapped around his right wrist on the afternoon of the 19th. […]

Juvenile Agasozindatwa Succumbs to Suspected Tetanus Disease in Rwanda

Juvenile Agasozindatwa Succumbs to Suspected Tetanus Disease in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 7th, 2015 in Blog.

Agasozindatwa, a 5-year-old male mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park’s Sabyinyo group, was lethargic and trailing the group when trackers called Gorilla Doctors for a veterinary assessment on August 10. Dr. Noel visited the group the following day in the bamboo zone of the park and found the juvenile in a weakened state and not […]

Kuryama Group Leader Assessed for Bleeding

Kuryama Group Leader Assessed for Bleeding By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 in Blog.

Kirahure, the 24-year-old dominant silverback of Kuryama group, was wounded after a suspected fight with beta silverback Vuba in late July. At the time, the wound was reported to Gorilla Doctors by the Fossey Fund’s Karisoke trackers (who regularly monitor Kuryama group) and the wound was minor and not in need of veterinary care. However, […]

Silverback Munyinya Treated for Respiratory Infection

Silverback Munyinya Treated for Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 in Blog.

A respiratory disease outbreak has been spreading through Rwanda’s Hirwa group during the last week and Drs. Noel and Julius are closely monitoring this group of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Munyinya, the leader and only silverback in the group, had a productive cough and nasal discharge and was lethargic and still laying in […]