Spotlight on Dr. Adrien Emile Ntwali – Our Newest Gorilla Doctor!

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 12th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

Former Gorilla Doctors veterinary intern Dr. Adrien Emile Ntwali is now the newest member of our team based in Rwanda, currently working as a field veterinarian for Gorilla Doctors and the PREDICT Project. When he was young, Dr. Adrien and his close friend had dreams of becoming medical doctors together. Their paths diverged, however, when […]

Routine Health Check on the Mubare Group After Kanyonyi’s Death

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in Blog.

On Wednesday December 13th, Dr. Ricky trekked into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda UWA trackers and guides to conduct a routine health check on the remaining 8 members of Mubare group. The group number and dynamics of Mubare group have changed drastically in the past two months following multiple interactions with a neighboring wild […]

Death of Silverback Noel

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 15th, 2017 in Blog.

A silverback in the Rugendo group of Virunga National Park died in late November after extensive efforts to save his life. Gorilla Doctors Africa Director Dr. Mike Cranfield provided his account of this intense and emotional case: Following reports that Noël had seriously injured himself after falling out of a tree, our Head DRC Field […]

Death of Silverback Kanyonyi

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

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of another silverback: Kanyonyi, 21 year old leader of Mubare group, died on December 9th after sustaining serious injuries during multiple attacks by a solitary silverback named Maraya. Kanyonyi was made more vulnerable to attack following a fall from a tree on September 2nd. He […]

DRC Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Travels to California for Gorilla Workshop

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

by Dr. Eddy Kambala Syaluha On October 15, 2017, I was honored to receive an invitation from the Santa Barbara Zoo (through the DRC wildlife institution, Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature / Virunga National Park) to attend the Western Regional Gorilla Workshop in California. This was to be an all-expenses-paid trip for […]

Gorilla Doctors’ West Coast Swing

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

by Kirsten Gilardi, US Director Dr. Eddy’s wonderfully unexpected trip to California earlier this month presented Gorilla Doctors with some great opportunities to reach out to our donors to say THANK YOU in person at events in Seattle and Los Angeles. Along the way, we made many new friends for Gorilla Doctors too. After Eddy […]

Capacity Building Efforts Underway at Lwiro Primate Sanctuary

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors mentors the next generation of wildlife health experts in the region by sponsoring educational training programs in close cooperation with African schools and universities, and by supporting its staff in professional continuing education. In an effort to expand capacity building efforts in DRC, Gorilla Doctors partnered with Lwiro Primate Sanctuary (CRPL) and hired veterinarian […]

Dr. Gaspard Named Silent Hero of the Month

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is pleased to share that our Rwanda Field Veterinarian, Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, has been named the Silent Hero of the Month by Dr. Hayley Adams’ Silent Heroes Foundation! Not only does Dr. Gaspard work tirelessly to monitor the health of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, he has also stepped up […]

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 […]