Dr. Luis Flores at Lwiro

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 in Blog.

By Dr. Luis Flores I arrived at the Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last October 17, 2016. I love working here and have a very nice relationship with the local people as well as our Congolese partners, which is one of the most important things to […]

Gorilla Doctors at the Spring 2017 Wildlife Conservation Expo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in Blog, Press Releases.

Visit the Gorilla Doctors at our table at the Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Rafael on April 29! Co-Director Dr. Kirsten Gilardi will be there to disseminate information about Gorilla Doctors, with lots of swag in tow for purchase. If you’re at the Expo, stop by and say hi! “Our Wildlife Conservation Expos are unique […]

Death of Silverback Isabukuru

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Blog.

By Dr. Julius Nziza Gorilla Doctors is deeply saddened to report that silverback Isabukuru died on Sunday, March 26 in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda).  He was the 24-year old half-brother of Cantsbee, caregiver to several orphaned juveniles in his group, and a formidable silverback in his prime. Isabukuru had battled intermittent diarrhea for many months, […]

Gorilla Love 3: An Intimate Event

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Blog.

Board member Dr. Lara Nicolayevsky Zekaria and her husband Ike opened their beautiful home in Beverly Hills to Gorilla Doctors supporters on Saturday, March 25th.  “Gorilla Love 3” was an intimate invitation-only event to raise money for Gorilla Doctors, hosted by Lara and Ike, Board member Jack Karuletwa, Tracey Gluck, and Tim Campbell. The evening […]

Silverback Bukima Treated for Respiratory Infection

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 in Blog.

Early on March 6 Dr. Eddy received a call from Virunga National Park that silverback Bukima, the leader of Rugendo group, was staying longer than usual in his night nest, and had been observed coughing and having a runny nose for the past two days.  Gorilla Doctors mobilized quickly to check on Bukima and his […]

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)

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 […]

Intervention on infant with parasite infestation

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in Blog.

By Dr. Fred An unnamed infant in the Bikingi group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, was observed by trackers with an abnormally distended belly earlier this month. He was ambulating independently but with difficulty due to his sagging belly. Distended abdomens can be an indication that an animal has very low protein levels in […]

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 […]

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 […]