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 […]

Coronavirus and Disease: How You Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas

Coronavirus and Disease: How You Can Help Protect Mountain Gorillas By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 in Blog.

The Coronavirus (COVID) outbreak is naturally of serious concern and we have received some questions about eastern gorilla susceptibility to this novel virus. Gorilla Doctors has been on the forefront of research in emerging pandemic threats and zoonotic spillover for the past 10 years with our implementation of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT project, […]

Lightning Strikes Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Lightning Strikes Mountain Gorillas in Uganda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, February 7th, 2020 in Blog.

It is with great sadness we share this report with you. On Monday, February 3rd, Hirwa group in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Uganda) was struck by lightning during a severe storm, instantly killing four mountain gorillas in the group, including a pregnant female. Prior to the lightning strike, Hirwa group was comprised of 17 gorillas, […]

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 […]

Gorilla Doctors Lead One Health Workshop on Ebolavirus in DRC

Gorilla Doctors Lead One Health Workshop on Ebolavirus in DRC By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 in Blog.

Workshop: Awake Awareness: An Introduction for Health and Environmental Workers on the One Health approach and its use to reinforce control of the current Ebola outbreak Date: February 28, 2019 Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo Participants: 8 Veterinarians, 3 Public Health Experts, 60 Laboratory Technicians On February 28, Gorilla Doctors convened a one-day workshop […]

Gorilla Doctors Perform Health Checks on Confiscated Primates in DR Congo

Gorilla Doctors Perform Health Checks on Confiscated Primates in DR Congo By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 in Blog.

As part of a multi-stakeholder Conservation Action Plan (CAP) funded by the Arcus Foundation and led by the Jane Goodall Institute, Gorilla Doctors contributes to the health monitoring of great apes in protected areas and sanctuaries across all areas where the CAP has been implemented. This can sometimes encompass caring for primates confiscated from the […]

Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda

Dr. Tanja Zabka Teaches Wildlife Pathology in Uganda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, October 20th, 2014 in Blog.

Capacity building continues to be a primary objective of the Gorilla Doctors work and we are continually mentoring the next generation of wildlife health experts in Uganda, Rwanda, and the DRC. This year, Gorilla Doctors hosted a 6-month sabbatical for Roche Pharmaceuticals Veterinary Pathologist Dr. Tanja Zabka, to teach wildlife pathology to staff, students and […]

A Message from Gorilla Doctors on Ebola and Eastern Gorillas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Blog.

We share the world’s deep concern regarding West Africa’s Ebolavirus outbreak and the devastating impact the virus is having on people, communities and nations. We are also concerned about the separate Ebolavirus outbreak occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Gorillas are highly susceptible to Ebolavirus; indeed, many thousands of western lowland gorillas have […]

Directors Speak at Docs4GreatApes Event at Western University, Introduce Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall

Directors Speak at Docs4GreatApes Event at Western University, Introduce Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, September 15th, 2014 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors Directors Drs. Mike Cranfield & Kirsten Gilardi gave a presentation at Western University in London, Ontario last Thursday and were honored to introduce renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. The event, presented by Docs4GreatApes and hosted by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, was attended by over 2,000 people and raised funds for […]

Rwanda Celebrates 10th Annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony

Rwanda Celebrates 10th Annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Baby Naming Ceremony By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 in Blog.

Rwanda celebrated the 10th annual Kwita Izina gorilla baby naming ceremony on Tuesday, July 1st in Kinigi, Rwanda. According to the Rwanda Development Board, who hosts the annual celebration, this year’s theme ‘Conserving – Empowering – Growing’ recognizes the “efforts of all those that have contributed to the sustainable regional and national conservation of the […]