Saving Baby Yalala

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy Kambale On Monday afternoon, June 12 I received a phone call from the ICCN Chief warden Innocent reporting that the ranger team based at the GIKERI Patrol Post had called him about an infant gorilla caught in a snare. They believed the baby was from an unhabituated group, as there was no known […]

Orphan in Isabukuru Group Rescued from a Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Blog.

  By Dr. Noel On April 6, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund trackers noticed that Fasha, a 4-year old male in the Isabukuru group, was not with the rest of his family. They searched for him and finally found him later that day, more than 1/2 km from his family, with a rope snare around his […]

Death of Cantsbee?

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, June 9th, 2017 in Blog.

Cantsbee was a 38-year old silverback mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda who was part of the original group named by the legendary Dian Fossey and still studied by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. He first went missing from Pablo group on October 10, 2016 and thankfully reappeared in his group months later, on […]

Death of Silverback Giraneza

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 in Blog.

After going missing from his group for three days, trackers finally found silverback Giraneza on May 7, 2017. By then he was already showing signs of being ill. A veterinary assessment conducted by our veterinarians two days later revealed that he had a mild upper respiratory infection as well as a moderate gastrointestinal parasite load. […]

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 […]