Pungwe Group Grauer’s Gorilla Baby in Kahuzi Biega National Park Freed from Wire Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 in Blog.

Photos by Marcus Westberg of Life Through a Lens Photography In a collaborative intervention between Gorilla Doctors DRC Field Vet Dr. Martin Kabuyaya, Gorilla Doctors vet and Lwiro Veterinary Advisor Dr. Luis Flores, and Lwiro Primate Sanctuary veterinarian Dr. Lina Nturubika as well as Kahuzi Biega National Park rangers, a baby Grauer’s gorilla in the […]

Drs. Fred and Ricky Attend AAZV Conference in Dallas, Texas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in Blog.

In late September, Drs. Fred and Ricky made the long trip from Uganda to Dallas, Texas for the 49th annual American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) conference at the Dallas Zoo. Generous Gorilla Doctors supporters Barbara and Lewis Hollweg hosted our Uganda Field Vets while they were in Dallas and our team would like to […]

Partners in Conservation Hosts Annual Rwandan Fête Fundraiser at Columbus Zoo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 in Blog.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosted the 22nd annual Rwandan Fête, an event to raise funds for Partners in Conservation projects, such as Gorilla Doctors and other organizations working in Rwanda and the DRC. “Partners in Conservation was created by Columbus Zoo staff and docents in response to the dramatic force […]

Silverback Bukima Protects Intervention Team as Field Vets Work to Free Ensnared Baby

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Blog.

Drs. Eddy and Martin were notified by Innocent Mburanumwe, Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, that a baby mountain gorilla named Mayani had become caught in a poacher’s snare on September 3rd. Trackers found Rugendo group members attempting to free Janja’s baby from the nylon snare, which was wrapped tightly around his left wrist. Mayani’s hand […]

Dr. Noel Named 2017 Wildlife Warrior by Houston Zoo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 in Blog.

We are pleased to share that our very own Dr. Noel has been named a 2017 Wildlife Warrior by the Houston Zoo! Our Rwanda Field Vet, who has been with Gorilla Doctors since 2009, monitors the health of all of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park and intervenes to administer treatment to sick […]

New Mountain Gorilla Babies Named in 13th Annual Kwita Izina Ceremony

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 4th, 2017 in Blog.

On Friday September 1, the Rwanda Development Board hosted the 13th annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony in Kingi, Rwanda, a town nestled at the base of Volcanoes National Park. Kwita Izina is inspired by the traditional Rwandese naming custom following the birth of a new baby. In attendance for Kwita Izina 2017 was the […]

“Let Oteil Sing” Campaign Raises $4,000 for Gorilla Doctors

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 in Blog.

Musician Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band) has been an outspoken supporter of Gorilla Doctors for several years. (His wife, Jess Burbridge is our very own Development & Communications Officer!)  In 2015, fan and friend Chris DiNardo decided to launch a “Let Oteil Sing” t shirt campaign to celebrate Oteil joining the newly […]

Gorilla Sculpture Unveiled at the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 18th, 2017 in Blog.

by Justin Cox In late 2015, California artist Lisa Reinertson donated a beautiful fired-clay sculpture, Sleep of Reason, to the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. On Thursday night, the 6-1/2 foot tall piece was unveiled at a ceremony in which Reinertson shared her gratitude for Gorilla Doctors’ work and explained the inspiration and meaning […]

Ensnared Youngster “Yalala” Making Remarkable Recovery

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Blog.

After a poacher’s snare nearly took her life, the Gorilla Doctors team is pleased to see young mountain gorilla Yalala making such a remarkable recovery. Our Head DRC Field Vet Dr. Eddy Kambale attributes her recovery to her strong, feisty personality. “She has been through a serious ordeal and endured a lot of stress from […]

Intra-Group Fight In Bwindi’s Bweza Group Leaves Silverbacks Injured

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 in Blog.

When powerful silverbacks jostle for dominance within a group, they can sustain some pretty serious injuries. Over the last thirty years, Gorilla Doctors field veterinarians have watched these impressive males make miraculous recoveries, many times without the need of veterinary intervention. After an interaction, if any gorillas are wounded, our field vets will return to […]