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 […]

Gorilla Doctors Treat Another Elephant with Snare

Gorilla Doctors Treat Another Elephant with Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, April 8th, 2019 in Blog.

For the third time in two months, Gorilla Doctors Eddy Kambale, in partnership with Dr. Kizito Musubao, an ICCN veterinarian from Kahuzi-Biega National Park, was called upon to remove a snare from a sub-adult bull elephant inside Virunga National Park, DR Congo. Below is Dr. Eddy’s field report of the intervention and subsequent treatment. Elephant […]

Mafia the Silverback Mountain Gorilla: An Unusual Case

Mafia the Silverback Mountain Gorilla: An Unusual Case By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is sad to report on the March 6th death of Mafia, a silverback with the Nyakagezi group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP), Uganda. Mafia’s case is unusual because he was one of four silverbacks in a group with only two adult females and two infants. The classic social structure for mountain gorillas […]

Gorilla Doctors Treat Two Wounded Elephants

Gorilla Doctors Treat Two Wounded Elephants By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 in Blog.

While our primary work is saving gorillas, central to our mission is a ‘One Health’ approach – understanding that the health of people, wildlife and ecosystems are inextricably linked – so when the security team from the Virunga National Park in DR Congo contacted us about an adult male elephant with a snare, our veterinary […]

Pungwe Group Grauer’s Gorilla Baby in Kahuzi Biega National Park Freed from Wire Snare

Pungwe Group Grauer's Gorilla Baby in Kahuzi Biega National Park Freed from Wire Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 in Blog.

Photos by Marcus Westberg of Life Through a Lens Photography In a collaborative intervention between Gorilla Doctors DRC Field Vet Dr. Martin Kabuyaya, Gorilla Doctors vet and Lwiro Veterinary Advisor Dr. Luis Flores, and Lwiro Primate Sanctuary veterinarian Dr. Lina Nturubika as well as Kahuzi Biega National Park rangers, a baby Grauer’s gorilla in the […]

Silverback Bukima Protects Intervention Team as Field Vets Work to Free Ensnared Baby

Silverback Bukima Protects Intervention Team as Field Vets Work to Free Ensnared Baby By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Blog.

Drs. Eddy and Martin were notified by Innocent Mburanumwe, Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, that a baby mountain gorilla named Mayani had become caught in a poacher’s snare on September 3rd. Trackers found Rugendo group members attempting to free Janja’s baby from the nylon snare, which was wrapped tightly around his left wrist. Mayani’s hand […]

Gorilla Doctors Team Helps Save Jackal From Snare

Gorilla Doctors Team Helps Save Jackal From Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Blog.

By Dr. Joost Philippa The Gorilla Doctors team doesn’t just take care of gorillas; we occasionally work with the national parks to intervene on behalf of other wildlife that exit the parks or are injured due to a human-caused issue. Recently, Volcanoes National Park requested the veterinary assistance of Gorilla Doctors for just such a […]

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, […]

A Tricky Snare-Removal Intervention in Virunga National Park

A Tricky Snare-Removal Intervention in Virunga National Park By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 26th, 2015 in Blog.

Virunga National Park trackers reported an infant mountain gorilla in Lulengo group named Bahoze was caught in a rope snare on Thursday evening, October 1. The park staff observed the infant’s mother, Maganya, trying to remove the snare, but inadvertently tightening the rope. Gorilla Doctors director Dr. Mike Cranfield crossed the border from Rwanda into Goma, DRC after […]