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 […]

Baboon and Chimpanzee Receive Pain-Relieving Dental Work in Lwiro

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, April 1st, 2016 in Blog.

By Joost Philippa Gorilla Doctors provides veterinary support to the primate sanctuary (CRPL) in Lwiro, DRC. On a recent visit, I noticed that one of the baboons, Shumbi, had a swelling below his eye, along with some discharge. That could be a sign of a tooth abscess. Upon further observation, I noticed that his teeth […]

Gorillas and Killer Whales: What’s the Connection?

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 in Blog.

By Dr. Kirsten Gilardi Gorilla Doctors Co-Director In the transboundary Salish Sea that stretches from Washington State in the United states into British Columbia in Canada, there are 84 killer whales that live in close proximity to almost 7 million people. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) range worldwide, but this particular population, called southern resident killer whales, […]

Baby Gorilla Rescued in Virunga National Park

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in Blog.

      By Dr. Joost Philippa Gorilla Doctors helped the Congolese wildlife authority rescue a baby gorilla late last month. Baby Lulingu is alive and well and safe at the Senkekwe Center in Virunga National Park. The Kahuzi Biega National Park director received a call on February 29 from Lulingu and Nzovu ranger station […]

Audio: Disease Risks in the Parks & the One Health Approach

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 in Blog.

  Because gorillas and humans are so genetically similar, they are vulnerable to one another’s diseases. The gorilla tourism industry in Africa, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, puts both species in close proximity on a daily basis. Park rules state that visitors must stay 7 meters away from the gorillas at all times, […]

Gorilla Doctors Team Helps Save Jackal From Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Blog.

By Dr. Joost Philippa The Gorilla Doctors team doesn’t just take care of gorillas; we occasionally work with the national parks to intervene on behalf of other wildlife that exit the parks or are injured due to a human-caused issue. Recently, Volcanoes National Park requested the veterinary assistance of Gorilla Doctors for just such a […]

Gorilla Doctors Team Talks Infectious Diseases in Dubai

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

By Kirsten Gilardi and Mike Cranfield Last week, Gorilla Doctors team members travelled to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to attend a global meeting for the PREDICT Project, which conducts global surveillance to detect and prevent pathogens of pandemic potential that can move between wildlife and people. Gorilla Doctors has been an implementing partner for the […]

‘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 […]