Gorilla Doctors Co-Director Kirsten Gilardi was recently interviewed on the UC Davis One Health Institute’s radio show, One Health and Wildlife Talk. The conversation touched on many facets of Gorilla Doctors’ work — from the teams’ routine health checks to the prioritized focus on the health of their veterinarians, national park workers and their families.

Below you’ll find some excerpts from that interview. We will share more from the conversation in a future blog post in January.

There are about 880 mountain gorillas remaining in the wild. How does Gorilla Doctors estimate that population and how do teams keep track of each individual gorilla?

How has Gorilla Doctors’ work helped with recovery of mountain and Grauer’s gorilla populations?

How do the teams in Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo work and coordinate with one another?