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?

Both mountain and eastern lowland gorillas live in groups ranging in size from a handful of individuals to several dozen members. A dominant silverback—an adult male who shows his sexual maturity by the silver fur on his back—leads each group, which may include several subordinate silverbacks, blackbacks (adult males who have not yet reached sexual maturity), adult females, juveniles (ranging from age 4 to 8), and infants (age 3 or younger).

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