ABAXIS EQUIPS THE GORILLA DOCTORS… AGAIN!

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in Blog.

  By Dr. Methode Bahizi For many years Gorilla Doctors has been extremely fortunate to receive support from Abaxis Europe (Germany), which manufactures clinical laboratory equipment. The portable, patient-side i-STAT machines that Abaxis first donated, which Gorilla Doctors uses to accurately measure blood gas, electrolyte, serum chemistry and hematology in minutes from just a few […]

Gorilla Doctors takes a bite of The Big Apple

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors board members were on the East Coast on October 4 for the inaugural “GDNY” benefit event in New York City, chaired by Tim Campbell.  The event netted approximately $80,000 to support Gorilla Doctors work to provide life-saving veterinary care to wild mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in east-central Africa. It was truly a wonderful […]

Gorilla Days

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Blog.

At Gorilla Doctors, every day is a Gorilla Day – every day, we are reminded of the majesty of these incredible animals, and feel privileged to be able to contribute to their conservation. But it was particularly fun to join YOU in the global celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24. Whether you simply […]

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

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 […]

Gorilla Doctors in Nairobi

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

The week of August 18-24, Drs. Mike, Eddy, Ricky and Gaspard attended the International Primatological Society (IPS) congress in Nairobi, Kenya. The IPS Congress is held every two years, and is the most important meeting of biologists, ecologists, anthropologists, and veterinarians studying and conserving primates around the world. “This year’s IPS Congress was exceptional in […]

An update on Gorilla Doctors work in Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

As many of you know, two British tourists, their driver and their park ranger escorts were attacked while heading up from Goma to Virunga National Park in May. One ranger was killed, and the tourists and driver were kidnapped and held for 48 hours until their release. As a result of this tragic event, and […]

Bwindi Silverbacks sustain severe wounds requiring treatment

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

This summer our Gorilla Doctors Uganda team has made multiple forest calls deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to treat silverback gorillas for wounds sustained during fights between adult males jockeying for control. Silverback Rushenya, leader of the Bikingi group, was first observed with extensive wounds on May 24th after a severe fight with a […]

Black Point Group’s David Shaw Visits Virunga National Park

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, August 27th, 2018 in Blog.

GUEST POST By David E. Shaw, Black Point Group In June 2018 I traveled to Virunga National Park in Rwanda to fulfill a long-held goal to see mountain gorillas in the wild.  It was a wonderful experience, made even more extraordinary by time I was able to spend with Dr. Michael Cranfield of Gorilla Doctors. […]

Stitches for Kalembezi in Uganda

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 in Blog.

On July 10, trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) spotted blackback Kalembezi of Rushegura group with serious facial injuries. His wounds appeared to be painful, as his movements were slow. Bwindi trackers suspected the injuries were the result of a fight Kalembezi had with an unhabituated gorilla group ranging nearby. Our Gorilla Doctors team […]

Gorilla Doctors Announces Emmy Rossum as Goodwill Ambassador

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 in Blog.

  Gorilla Doctors, an international team of veterinarians providing life-saving care to wild endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in east-central Africa, today announces the appointment of actor Emmy Rossum as Goodwill Ambassador. Currently starring in the Showtime television series “Shameless,” the award-winning actor is a long-time advocate of animals and the environment. As a Gorilla […]