Gorilla Days

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Blog.

At Gorilla Doctors, every day is a Gorilla Day – every day, we are reminded of the majesty of these incredible animals, and feel privileged to be able to contribute to their conservation. But it was particularly fun to join YOU in the global celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24. Whether you simply […]

A first for Gorilla Doctors: rescue of a semi-habituated mountain gorilla from a snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Blog.

By Dr. Eddy Kambale In the middle of September, our Gorilla Doctors team in DR Congo received a report from Virunga National Park rangers that an approximately 6-year-old male mountain gorilla in a group that has been undergoing habituation since March had a snare around its leg. Habituation is a lengthy process, requiring daily visits […]

Gorilla Doctors in Nairobi

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

The week of August 18-24, Drs. Mike, Eddy, Ricky and Gaspard attended the International Primatological Society (IPS) congress in Nairobi, Kenya. The IPS Congress is held every two years, and is the most important meeting of biologists, ecologists, anthropologists, and veterinarians studying and conserving primates around the world. “This year’s IPS Congress was exceptional in […]

An update on Gorilla Doctors work in Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

As many of you know, two British tourists, their driver and their park ranger escorts were attacked while heading up from Goma to Virunga National Park in May. One ranger was killed, and the tourists and driver were kidnapped and held for 48 hours until their release. As a result of this tragic event, and […]

Bwindi Silverbacks sustain severe wounds requiring treatment

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

This summer our Gorilla Doctors Uganda team has made multiple forest calls deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to treat silverback gorillas for wounds sustained during fights between adult males jockeying for control. Silverback Rushenya, leader of the Bikingi group, was first observed with extensive wounds on May 24th after a severe fight with a […]

Black Point Group’s David Shaw Visits Virunga National Park

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, August 27th, 2018 in Blog.

GUEST POST By David E. Shaw, Black Point Group In June 2018 I traveled to Virunga National Park in Rwanda to fulfill a long-held goal to see mountain gorillas in the wild.  It was a wonderful experience, made even more extraordinary by time I was able to spend with Dr. Michael Cranfield of Gorilla Doctors. […]

Stitches for Kalembezi in Uganda

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 in Blog.

On July 10, trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) spotted blackback Kalembezi of Rushegura group with serious facial injuries. His wounds appeared to be painful, as his movements were slow. Bwindi trackers suspected the injuries were the result of a fight Kalembezi had with an unhabituated gorilla group ranging nearby. Our Gorilla Doctors team […]

Gorilla Doctors Announces Emmy Rossum as Goodwill Ambassador

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 in Blog.

  Gorilla Doctors, an international team of veterinarians providing life-saving care to wild endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in east-central Africa, today announces the appointment of actor Emmy Rossum as Goodwill Ambassador. Currently starring in the Showtime television series “Shameless,” the award-winning actor is a long-time advocate of animals and the environment. As a Gorilla […]

Census Results: 1,004 Mountain Gorillas Now in the Wild, Largest Population Recorded

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 in Blog.

The latest census results of mountain gorillas living in the Virunga Massif is news worth celebrating! There are now 604 gorillas in 2016 compared to 480 in 2010. When combined with the estimated 400 gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, there are now 1,004 mountain gorillas surviving in the wild — more than ever […]

Sabyinyo Group (PHOTOS)

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 in Blog.

Please enjoy some recent images of Sabyinyo group. The group was visited twice in April to assess the health of 2 infants (Umuhati and Ubusabane) who were reportedly had skin lesions on their hands and feet. The last veterinary assessment reported signs of significant improvement on both infants without necessitating a veterinary intervention. A follow-up visit […]