Our Work Continues

Our Work Continues By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 27th, 2020 in Blog.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of Gorilla Doctors and our monitoring of gorilla health has become more important than ever as we are the only organization in the world dedicated to providing veterinary care to ill or injured eastern gorillas (mountain and Grauer’s). Together with government wildlife authorities we continue our […]

Gorilla Doctors Treat Mountain Gorillas for Respiratory Infection

Gorilla Doctors Treat Mountain Gorillas for Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, January 31st, 2020 in Blog.

Since January 3rd, Gorilla Doctors Rwanda team has been closely monitoring and treating mountain gorillas in Isimbi group for a respiratory disease outbreak. What follows is a timeline of our monitoring visits, clinical interventions and a report on the unfortunate death of adult female Duhirwe and the loss of her pregnancy. We will post a […]

Mountain Gorilla Respiratory Infection: Mafunzo Group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla Respiratory Infection: Mafunzo Group, Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 in Blog.

On April 3rd, the trackers of Mafunzo group reported silverback Mafunzo was coughing frequently and infant Ukwiyunga was sneezing. Gorilla Doctors conducted their first veterinary monitoring visit the next day and has been monitoring the group nearly every day since. Below is Drs. Noel and Gaspard’s record of their care and monitoring of Mafunzo. Mafunzo […]

Dr. Gaspard Named Silent Hero of the Month

Dr. Gaspard Named Silent Hero of the Month By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is pleased to share that our Rwanda Field Veterinarian, Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, has been named the Silent Hero of the Month by Dr. Hayley Adams’ Silent Heroes Foundation! Not only does Dr. Gaspard work tirelessly to monitor the health of the habituated mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, he has also stepped up […]

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare

Rwanda Field Vets Free Juvenile Itorero from Rope Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Blog.

Itorero, a juvenile gorilla in Volcanoes National Park’s Musilikale group, was freed from a poacher’s snare in a veterinary intervention by Gorilla Doctors, with support from Fossey Fund Karisoke trackers on November 20th. Trackers reported the young gorilla was seen with a rope snare wrapped around his right wrist on the afternoon of the 19th. […]

Generous Donor Supports Young Veterinarians in Rwanda

Generous Donor Supports Young Veterinarians in Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 in Blog.

How can a simple conversation between friends result in changing the lives of mountain gorillas, veterinary students, and local Rwandan communities? Ask Michelle Olenick and she’ll tell you. Michelle, a local Los Angeles resident, learned of Gorilla Doctors over lunch with a friend when she was sharing photos from her trip to Africa.  Michelle first […]

Gorilla Doctors Welcomes New Veterinarians to the Team

Gorilla Doctors Welcomes New Veterinarians to the Team By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, July 10th, 2015 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors family is excited to welcome two new field veterinarians in Rwanda, Drs. Gaspard and Jean-Claude! Both vets have just completed an eight-month internship, working under our Rwanda field veterinarians and gaining valuable experience conducting health checks, medical interventions, necropsies, domestic animal surgeries, lab work, and data collection. Drs. Gaspard and Jean-Claude’s extended […]