Saving A Species
One Gorilla At A Time

Gorilla Doctors is the only organization in the world dedicated to conserving mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer's) gorillas through veterinary medicine, science and a One Health approach. The life-saving work of our veterinarians is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and we appreciate your support as we continue to protect the health of these endangered animals.

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Did You Know?

With only 1,004 mountain gorillas left in the world- and the number of Grauer’s gorillas on the precipitous decline – it is critical to ensure the health and well being of every individual gorilla. About 604 gorillas live in the Virunga Volcanoes Massif, which spans Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, DR Congo’s Virunga National Park, and Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park. Another 400 gorillas live in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. No one knows exactly how many Grauer’s gorillas survive in the wild, but it is believed that there are fewer than 8,500 and that number is shrinking.

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