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 […]

Orphaned Grauer’s Gorilla Transferred to GRACE

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 in Blog.

Photo by Adam Kiefer By Joost Philippa An orphaned Grauer’s gorilla moved to her new home at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week. Lulingu is a 1 1/2-year-old female Grauer’s gorilla who was confiscated from poachers by the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN) in February. […]

Rest in peace, Dunia

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 in Blog.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dunia, a 10-year-old female Grauer’s gorilla living at the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education (GRACE) Center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), died unexpectedly after a sudden onset of severe intestinal illness. Gorilla Doctors cared for Dunia for years, initially while she was based in […]

A 10-year-old gorilla lover sent us this beautiful note

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors received this heart warming letter in the mail a few weeks back from a 10-year-old girl named Ayla. She had just finished raising $67.95 at her school in Montana, and she wanted to donate it to support our work. We loved her letter, and we wanted to share it with you: We reached out to Ayla and her […]

Infant requires intervention after respiratory issues hit Amahoro group

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, June 6th, 2016 in Blog.

Gahinga, who is the leading silverback of the Amahoro group in Rwanda, and infant Zirakamwa were recently observed showing signs of severe respiratory illness and overall declining health. Once both gorillas were initially determined to be in need of a veterinary assessment, our Gorilla Doctors team visited the group on April 13, and based on […]

Meet Gorilla Doctors’ New Health Care Manager at the Lwiro Primate Sanctuary

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

Gorilla Doctors is happy to announce our latest hire, Dr. Sophie Bosh, who will manage the health care program at the Lwiro Primate Sanctuary. Gorilla Doctors was recently asked by partners to provide leadership for health care for animals at Lwiro. As an introduction, we asked Sophie, who studied veterinary medicine at the University of […]

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 […]

Drastic Decline of Grauer’s Gorillas in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, April 8th, 2016 in Blog.

  Wildlife conservationists around the world are ringing alarms this week, as the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN), Wildlife Conservation Society and Fauna & Flora International just released a groundbreaking report on the status of wild Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is estimated that there has been a […]