Baby in Mapuwa Group Rescued From Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in Blog.

  By Dr. Eddy Kambale We received a call from the Chief Warden in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo on October 2 after an ensnared baby was seen in the Mapuwa group during routine monitoring by rangers and trackers. The Mapuwa group consists of 22 gorillas, including 3 silverbacks (Mapuwa, Mvuyekure and Mambo), 1 blackback (Gourba), 6 adult females, 2 sub-adult males, 5 juveniles, […]

Gorilla Doctors in 360-Degree Video

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 17th, 2016 in Blog.

By Justin Cox As many of you know, Gorilla Doctors was featured on 60 Minutes early this month. In addition to the piece they created for the show, they also produced a 360-degree virtual reality segment. If you don’t have Virtual Reality gear (which most of us surely don’t) you can watch the video on a smart phone […]

Grateful Dead Fans Come Together to Donate $1,650 to Gorilla Doctors

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 10th, 2016 in Blog.

By Justin Cox Traci Thaler met Oteil Burbridge during a chance encounter on a plane flight last New Year’s Eve. She immediately recognized him as the bassist for Dead & Company – the current incarnation of the Grateful Dead, which features original members alongside musicians like John Mayer and Burbridge, who has also played bass for popular […]

Routine Health Check on the Habinyanja group (PHOTOS)

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 in Blog.

On Sunday September 18, 2016 Gorilla Doctors veterinarian Dr. Ricky Okello hiked into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a routine health check on the Habinyanja group.  Dr. Ricky noticed another wild, unhabituated gorilla group roaming near the Habinyanja group, but the presence of the wild group did not seem to have a significant impact on the behaviors of the habituated group.  Silverback Makara and blackback Kavuyo […]

Summer Externship with Gorilla Doctors

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 in Blog.

By Marlene Haggblade UCD SVM Student I always forget how much I feel at home in Africa. As I got off the plane in Kigali, Rwanda I was immediately surrounded by vegetation I hadn’t seen since I was a tiny tot chasing chameleons around our backyard in Madagascar. It had been 3 years since I […]

Rwanda Cultural Day

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 in Blog.

By Kirsten Gilardi, DVM Co-Director, Gorilla Doctors I had the pleasure of attending Rwanda Cultural Day 2016, held Saturday, September 24 in San Francisco, California. My husband, James, and our friends Dr. Michael Wilkes (UC Davis School of Medicine) and his wife Dr. Maggie Rea, who have lived and worked in Rwanda, joined by perhaps […]

Gorilla Doctors at the Wildlife Conservation Expo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 19th, 2016 in Blog.

Visit the Gorilla Doctors at our table at the Wildlife Conservation Expo in San Francisco on October 8! Co-Director 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! From the Wildlife Conservation Network website, here […]

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 […]

Two Kyagurilo Gorillas Injured in Altercation Between Groups

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors veterinarians in Bwindi National Park are keeping a close eye on two gorillas from the Kyaguliro group after they suffered injuries during an altercation with an unhabituated gorilla group in the area. Rukara, the dominant silverback in the Kyagurilo group and Kabandizea, one of two blackbacks, were reported injured on July 27. Gorilla […]

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 […]