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 […]

A Letter from the Executive Director: COVID-19

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 in Blog.

Dear Friends and Supporters, Last week, I attended and presented at the UC Davis One Health Institute annual meeting. As you can imagine, the coronavirus pandemic was a major focus. The One Health Institute, Gorilla Doctors’ administrative home at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been at the forefront of international surveillance and […]

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Wild Grauer’s Gorilla from Village

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, March 6th, 2020 in Blog.

On Monday March 3rd, Drs. Eddy Kambale Syaluha, Luis Flores Giron and ICCN veterinarian Dr. Lina Aldophine Nturubika successfully rescued and relocated a wild Grauer’s gorilla blackback who was outside the safety of Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DR Congo. This short video captures their extraordinary effort. A Note from our Executive Director The rescue and relocation […]

Gorilla Doctors impact on Grauer’s Gorillas: Iragi’s new baby

Gorilla Doctors impact on Grauer's Gorillas: Iragi's new baby By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 1st, 2019 in Blog.

On June 18th Gorilla Doctor Martin Kabuyaya conducted a routine health check of the Grauer’s gorilla group, Bonane, led by the silverback of same name in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DRC. Normally you’ll find updates from our routine health checks on social media but we felt this report warranted special attention as it highlights the long-term […]

Intervention to Release Ensnared Adult Female Busime in Pungwe Group

Intervention to Release Ensnared Adult Female Busime in Pungwe Group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

by Dr. Eddy Kambale Pungwe, a group of 18 Grauer’s gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National Park, has been in the process of being habituated to human presence for tourism and research for about two years now. Drs. Eddy and Martin have been visiting the group regularly to assess the group members health, but last month, […]

Injured Orphan Kalonge Healing Well Reports Dr. Eddy

Kalonge climbs a tree in her enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center. By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy made the trip to Rumangabo this week to check on orphan Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge, who broke her femur when she fell from a tree in her enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center on May 12 (Read about Dr. Eddy’s initial assessment here.) Our Head DRC Vet reports that Kalonge is healing really well. She […]

Grauer’s Orphan Kalonge Fractures Femur in Fall

Grauer's Orphan Kalonge Fractures Femur in Fall By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 in Blog.

Infant Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge, who was rescued in March 2014 after being caught in a snare outside of Kahuzi Biega National Park, fell while climbing in her outdoor enclosure at the Senkwekwe Center on May 12. Her caretaker, Babo, notified Dr. Eddy that Kalonge fell when she tried to jump from one tree to another. […]

Orphan Kalonge Receives Treatment for Suspected Respiratory Infection

Orphan Kalonge Receives Treatment for Suspected Respiratory Infection By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 in Blog.

Orphan Grauer’s gorilla Kalonge was rescued in early March after she was caught in a snare and brought to a local village chief by a group of young boys outside of Kahuzi Biega National Park (read about her rescue here). Through a joint rescue operation by ICCN and Gorilla Doctors, 2-year-old Kalonge was brought to […]

Subadult Grauer’s Gorilla ‘Busasa’ Released from Snare in Challenging Intervention

Subadult Grauer's Gorilla 'Busasa' Released from Snare in Challenging Intervention By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Eddy Kambale On Saturday, July 19, Kahuzi Biega National Park rangers discovered Busasa, a 9-year-old male Grauer’s gorilla in Chimanuka group, had a wire snare wrapped around his left arm.  At 9-years-old, Busasa is classified as a subadult gorilla and is one of Nabintu’s twins. His twin, who is also a male, is […]

Chimanuka Group Feeds on Ripe Fruit of the Myiranthus Tree

Chimanuka Group Feeds on Ripe Fruit of the Myiranthus Tree By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 in Blog.

The Chimanuka group Grauer’s gorillas were feeding on the ripe fruit of the Myiranthus tree during Dr. Eddy’s visit last week in the Mwandagalo area of Kahuzi Biega National Park. Eighteen night nests were found (13 on the ground, 5 up in the trees) and all 18 individuals were observed. The group interacted with a […]