Gorilla Doctors is Hiring: Chief Veterinary & Scientific Officer

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors, an organization that provides life-saving veterinary care to wild endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in east-central Africa, seeks a full-time Chief Veterinary & Scientific Officer to help plan, lead and coordinate veterinary, technical and scientific elements of the program. Based at the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, […]

Dr. Eddy Goes to France

Dr. Eddy Goes to France By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 in Blog.

This week, Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha, our head veterinarian in DR Congo, is in Tours, France at a conference focused on One Health, infectious disease and tropical medicine. The conference is part of a new Pan African microMonkey Project (a model of international translational study to address the prevention of fungal infection in African great […]

Jackson Goes to Tshivanga Station

Jackson Goes to Tshivanga Station By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 in Blog.

I am Jackson Mwenge. I serve as the Administrator for Gorilla Doctors in DR Congo. I have been with the organization since 2018. In 2021, we established a new field station at Kahuzi-Biega National Park as part of our expanded efforts to monitor the health of critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas. In my role as administrator […]

Kahuzi-Biega National Park Welcomes New Leadership

Kahuzi-Biega National Park Welcomes New Leadership By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, May 27th, 2022 in Blog.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) as well as a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is estimated that Kahuzi-Biega and surrounding unprotected forest support almost 60% of the total remaining population of Grauer’s gorillas1. For the past few […]

Snare Rescue in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Snare Rescue in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 in Blog.

On Wednesday April 27 Gorilla Doctors received an emergency call from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park rangers reporting that a sub-adult male mountain gorilla in Bitukura group had a wire snare around his left forearm. This is the second snare in Bwindi this year: in early January 2022 a blackback in Kahungye group was snared and […]

A Possible COVID-19 Silver Lining for Great Ape Conservation

A Possible COVID-19 Silver Lining for Great Ape Conservation By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 in Blog, Press Releases.

Respiratory Health of Wild Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Improved Since Start of Pandemic Respiratory illness outbreaks among wild mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park have declined since the start of COVID-19, according to a “Correspondence” report in the journal Nature from Gorilla Doctors and the Rwanda Development Board. Mountain gorillas are susceptible to human-transmitted respiratory pathogens. […]

First Gorilla Snare Rescue of 2022

First Gorilla Snare Rescue of 2022 By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 in Blog.

With only one snare removal in all of 2021, the start of the new year brought our first emergency call from Bwindi Impenetrable National park about a blackback caught in a snare. On Friday, January 7, Gorilla Doctors rushed into the forest to conduct a veterinary monitoring visit, assess the condition of the blackback and […]