Gorilla Doctors operates in all three countries where mountain and Grauer’s gorillas live: Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While Grauer’s gorillas are found only in the DRC, mountain gorillas live in two protected areas within the region:

Virunga Volcanoes Massif

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Includes Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Virunga National Park in the DRC and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

Located in Uganda

Our veterinarians monitor each and every habituated mountain gorilla living in these parks on a routine basis. Our Congolese veterinarians also monitor the health of habituated Grauer’s (or Eastern Lowland) gorillas living in Kahuzi-Biega National Park and in the Mt. Tshiabirimu area of Virunga National Park, DRC.

Gorilla Doctors Operates in Three East-Central African Countries

Our regional headquarters are located in Musanze, Rwanda, about a 30-minute drive from Volcanoes National Park. We also have field facilities in Kisoro and in Buhoma, just outside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and a field facility at the Senkwekwe Center at the Virunga National Park headquarters in Rumangabo, DRC, and offices and laboratories in Kigali, Rwanda, Kampala, Uganda and Goma, DRC.

Gorilla Doctors Staff in the United States

Executive Director, Dr. Kirsten Gilardi, is based in the United States, but travels to Africa frequently throughout the year. Dr. Gilardi works out of our administrative base in California at the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis.