Saving A Species
One Gorilla At A Time

The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.


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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