US & Swedish Dignitaries Visit Gorilla Doctors in Rwanda

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 in Blog.

  On Monday March 5th Gorilla Doctors hosted the American Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Erica Barks-Ruggles, and Sweden’s Ambassador to Rwanda, the Honorable Jenny Ohlsson, at our regional headquarters in Ruhengeri Rwanda. Ambassador Barks-Ruggles was conducting a site visit to Gorilla Doctors to check in on our progress with an important project funded by […]

Silverback in Sabyinyo Group Treated for Respiratory Infection

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 in Blog.

On February 2nd, Gorilla Doctors veterinarians Drs. Gaspard and Methode, accompanied by RDB veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth, hiked into Volcanoes National Park to follow-up on reports from park trackers that several members of Sabyinyo group were showing signs of respiratory illness. Silverback Gihishamwotsi in particular was quite sick, and his condition had worsened over the previous […]

UPDATE: Rescued Gorilla Orphan Musuka (a.k.a. Yalala)

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 in Blog.

As many of you know, last year our Gorilla Doctors in DR Congo saved the life of an infant mountain gorilla caught in a snare. She had been trapped for more than six days, left behind by her family and exposed to the elements, and lost all blood flow to her left foot. Due to […]

THIS is why we do our work!

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 in Blog.

Every day that our Gorilla Doctors are in the forest to check on the health of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas, we are reminded about why we do our work: these animals are magnificent and inspiring, and their conservation and well-being is our #1 goal. But sometimes, a very special reminder comes along that confirms that […]

Rushegura Group Matriarch Buzinza Treated for Arm Injury

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 26th, 2018 in Blog.

Earlier this month, Gorilla Doctors was alerted by trackers in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda) that adult female Buzinza of Rushegura group appeared to be favoring one of her arms. Our Gorilla Doctors team immediately hiked into the forest to perform a veterinary assessment to determine  the severity of her injury. When they confirmed that […]

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 […]