‘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 […]

New Baby Born to Rushegura Group in Uganda (PHOTOS)

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 25th, 2016 in Blog.

A new baby has been born to the Rushegura group in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The baby, a male, is not yet named, but we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes. The mother, Kibande, delivered the baby on the night of January 3, just one day after her 34th birthday. The […]

Gorilla Doctors Helps Write IUCN Best Practices for Great Ape Health and Disease Monitoring

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 in Blog.

Great apes and humans share susceptibility to potentially dangerous pathogens because they are phylogenetically so closely related. As human activities like great ape tourism and research increase along with more widespread development of lands for human use, people are coming into increasingly close contact with great apes. Such close contact increases the risk that human […]

Support Gorilla Doctors Today to Save Gorillas in 2016

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 21st, 2015 in Blog.

As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to thank our entire Gorilla Doctors team for its hard work and dedication to the conservation of wild eastern gorillas. Gorilla Doctors’ work has been vital in bringing mountain gorillas back from the brink of extinction. Since January 1, our team has: – Conducted more than 40 […]

Audio: Counting Gorillas, Recovering Populations & Working as a Team

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 11th, 2015 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors Co-Director Kirsten Gilardi was recently interviewed on the UC Davis One Health Institute’s radio show, One Health and Wildlife Talk. The conversation touched on many facets of Gorilla Doctors’ work — from the teams’ routine health checks to the prioritized focus on the health of their veterinarians, national park workers and their families. […]

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. […]

Farewell Jess!

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, November 30th, 2015 in Blog.

On behalf of the entire Gorilla Doctors team, we wish to say a very fond farewell and a huge Thank You to Jessica Burbridge. Jess’s last day with Gorilla Doctors is Monday, November 30. After three years as our Director of Communications & Marketing, Jess has made the difficult decision to not try to be […]

California Sculptor Lisa Reinertson to Donate Gorilla Sculpture to WHC

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 in Blog.

California artist Lisa Reinertson created the incredible sculpture, Sleep of Reason, and would like to donate her gorilla sculpture to the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (WHC), the UC Davis home of Gorilla Doctors. The sculpture, standing 6-1/2 feet tall, will be permanently placed in the public foyer of the WHC building on campus. The artist has pledged to donate her […]

Intervention to Release Ensnared Adult Female Busime in Pungwe Group

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

by Dr. Eddy Kambale Pungwe, a group of 18 Grauer’s gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park, has been in the process of being habituated to human presence for tourism and research for about two years now. Drs. Eddy and Martin have been visiting the group regularly to assess the group members health, but last month, […]

Dr. Joost Visits Grauer’s Orphans at GRACE

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in Blog.

by Joost Philippa My new position as the Regional Coordinator began in August and since then, I have been based in Rwanda at the Gorilla Doctors HQ in Musanze. Recently I was able to make my first visit to DRC. It’s always exciting to visit new places and cultures… especially when the differences are quite […]