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 […]

Gorilla Doctors Board Chair to Name Infant Mountain Gorilla at Kwita Izina 2021

Gorilla Doctors Board Chair to Name Infant Mountain Gorilla at Kwita Izina 2021 By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Press Releases.

As part of Rwanda’s annual Kwita Izina ceremony, Deborah Dunham, Gorilla Doctors Board Chair, is honored to name one of 24 new mountain gorilla infants Friday is Rwanda’s 17th annual Kwita Izina ceremony, a celebration of Rwanda’s mountain gorilla conservation success and commitment to the future of this endangered species. Friday also marks World Gorilla […]

Partners In Conservation

Partners In Conservation By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 in Blog.

Partners In Conservation (PIC) is an organization based at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. PIC has been a dedicated supporter of Gorilla Doctors since 1995. On the eve of their annual fundraiser – the Rwandan Fête – we are pleased to share the following conversation between PIC Co-founder and Manager, Jeff Ramsey […]

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Grauer’s Gorilla from Snare

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Grauer’s Gorilla from Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 in Blog.

On the evening of Thursday, July 15, Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha, Gorilla Doctors Head Veterinarian in DR Congo, received a phone call from Kahuzi-Biega National Park: a 3.5-year-old male Grauer’s gorilla, Wilungula, was caught in a wire snare. Wilungula’s mother, Mukono had separated the wire from the stake in the ground, but the wire was […]

Press Release: Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas

Press Release: Conservation Success Leads to New Challenges for Endangered Mountain Gorillas By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 in Blog, Press Releases.

A scientific study published today in Scientific Reports suggests that new health challenges may be emerging as a result of conservationists’ success in pulling mountain gorillas back from the brink of extinction. The study, the first ever species-wide survey of parasite infections across the entire range of the mountain gorilla, was conducted by an international […]

Gorilla Doctors and Gorilla Adoptions

Gorilla Doctors and Gorilla Adoptions By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 in Blog.

Many of you are probably aware of the Reddit challenge supporting gorilla adoptions on the r/wallstreetbets group that went viral last week. It is an amazing testament to the positive good that can happen through technology and social platforms. Whenever a great ape conservation organization receives this level of attention and fundraising, it increases awareness […]

Chasing a dream while being chased by a gorilla

Chasing a dream while being chased by a gorilla By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 in Blog.

Our newest Gorilla Doctor in DR Congo, Fabrice Katembo Malonga, started in his position with us in July 2020. We decided to sit down and have a conversation about what he has learned so far, how the gorillas have surprised him, and what has been his biggest challenge. Before joining Gorilla Doctors, Dr. Fabrice first […]

World Wildlife Day 2021

World Wildlife Day 2021 By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 in Blog.

“On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals […]