A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy

A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 in Blog.

Today, I was honored to share virtual space with our partner, Emmanuel de Merode of Virunga National Park here in DR Congo. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of our work – conservation in action. When you are responsible for protecting the health of an endangered species, the life of each individual patient contributes to the […]

Dr. Lina Receives Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA

Dr. Lina Receives Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 1st, 2023 in Blog.

1) Lina, congratulations on receiving the Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA (Pan African Sanctuary Alliance). You were actually awarded this honor in 2020 but they just had the ceremony in Malawi at the end of March. Can you tell us about the award and the work you did to receive this honor? Dr. Lina: Thank you […]

Busy Boy Bonane – A Newborn Grauer’s Gorilla

Busy Boy Bonane - A Newborn Grauer's Gorilla By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 in Blog.

We are thrilled to announce a newborn Grauer’s gorilla in Bonane group at Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DR Congo. On Monday, Dr. Lina conducted a routine health check of the group and was delighted to see adult female Mukono holding her newborn (2-3 days old). Silverback Bonane has been busy! This is the second infant born […]

Jackson Goes to Tshivanga Station

Jackson Goes to Tshivanga Station By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 in Blog.

I am Jackson Mwenge. I serve as the Administrator for Gorilla Doctors in DR Congo. I have been with the organization since 2018. In 2021, we established a new field station at Kahuzi-Biega National Park as part of our expanded efforts to monitor the health of critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas. In my role as administrator […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Greatest (in size) of the Great Apes

The Greatest (in size) of the Great Apes By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 in Blog.

Grauer’s gorillas are not only the largest sub-species of gorilla, they are the largest primate on the planet. A silverback can reach up to 250kg (~550lbs) and stand over 2m (~6.5ft). Grauer’s, also called eastern lowland gorillas, are found only in eastern DR Congo. Grauer’s gorillas are classified as critically endangered by the International Union […]

Guardians of Gorilla Health: Team DR Congo

Guardians of Gorilla Health: Team DR Congo By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 21st, 2020 in Blog.

Last week we launched Meet the Gorilla Doctors: Guardians of Gorilla Health to introduce you in more detail than ever before to our extraordinary team of Ugandan, Congolese and Rwandan veterinarians who work tirelessly to protect the health of endangered mountain gorillas and critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas. Their veterinary conservation medicine has been credited for […]