Growing Up Gorilla

Growing Up Gorilla By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 in Blog.

The first year of life is full of challenges when trying to grow into a strong, healthy gorilla in the wild! The greatest threats to infant mountain gorillas are trauma (e.g. snares, injuries) and illness, and health threats to infants can have population level impact over time1. In the case of endangered mountain gorillas where […]

How you can help gorillas in an increasingly virtual world

How you can help gorillas in an increasingly virtual world By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 in Blog.

At Gorilla Doctors, we regularly report on our work helping ill and injured mountain and Grauer’s gorillas with our hands-on veterinary care. But as you know, gorillas help one another all the time, and sometimes, even help Gorilla Doctors! Keep reading to learn more and discover different ways you can get involved and lend Gorilla […]

DRC Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Travels to California for Gorilla Workshop

DRC Head Field Vet Dr. Eddy Travels to California for Gorilla Workshop By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

by Dr. Eddy Kambala Syaluha On October 15, 2017, I was honored to receive an invitation from the Santa Barbara Zoo (through the DRC wildlife institution, Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature / Virunga National Park) to attend the Western Regional Gorilla Workshop in California. This was to be an all-expenses-paid trip for […]

Gorilla Doctors’ West Coast Swing

Gorilla Doctors’ West Coast Swing By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Blog.

by Kirsten Gilardi, US Director Dr. Eddy’s wonderfully unexpected trip to California earlier this month presented Gorilla Doctors with some great opportunities to reach out to our donors to say THANK YOU in person at events in Seattle and Los Angeles. Along the way, we made many new friends for Gorilla Doctors too. After Eddy […]

Gorilla Love 3: An Intimate Event

Gorilla Doctors, gorillas, fundraiser, great apes, veterinary medicine By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in Blog.

Board member Dr. Lara Nicolayevsky Zekaria and her husband Ike opened their beautiful home in Beverly Hills to Gorilla Doctors supporters on Saturday, March 25th.  “Gorilla Love 3” was an intimate invitation-only event to raise money for Gorilla Doctors, hosted by Lara and Ike, Board member Jack Karuletwa, Tracey Gluck, and Tim Campbell. The evening […]

Gorilla Love II at Hinoki & the Bird Restaurant

Gorilla Love II at Hinoki & the Bird Restaurant By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 in Blog.

by Michael Morales Gorilla Love 2 got underway Thursday evening, greeting guests with six larger than life photos hanging outside Hinoki & the Bird restaurant in Los Angeles. Displaying the majestic beauty of the mountain gorillas and the important work Gorilla Doctors veterinarians do in the field daily, guests of Gorilla Love 2 knew they were […]

Another Successful Rwanda Fête for Partners in Conservation

Another Successful Rwanda Fête for Partners in Conservation By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 in Blog.

On Saturday, September 19th, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium hosted the 21st annual Rwandan Fête, an event to raise funds for Partners in Conservation projects, such as Gorilla Doctors and other organizations working in Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC. “Partners in Conservation was created by Columbus Zoo staff and docents in response to the dramatic […]

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 […]

Houston Zoo Continues Critical Support & Highlights Gorilla Doctors Work

Houston Zoo Continues Critical Support & Highlights Gorilla Doctors Work By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 in Blog.

The Houston Zoo, a long-time supporter of Gorilla Doctors, celebrated the opening of their brand new gorilla exhibit this month. The $28 million exhibit is home to 7 western lowland gorillas and, at 4,000 square feet, is said to be the largest gorilla exhibit in the world. Zoo staff chose to highlight the opening of […]

Thanking Donors at Tucos Restaurant in Davis, California

Thanking Donors at Tucos Restaurant in Davis, California By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors Directors Drs. Mike Cranfield and Kirsten Gilardi with Chef Pru Mendez in front of Tucos Restaurant in Davis, CA. On Wednesday, September 24th, Tucos Restaurant in Davis, CA hosted a special evening for Gorilla Doctors. “Small Plates, Big Thanks,” was a chance to honor and appreciate current Gorilla Doctors supporters and reach out […]