Did you Know (Part 2 of 4): Keeping Gorillas Healthy Everyday

Did you Know (Part 2 of 4): Keeping Gorillas Healthy Everyday By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 in Blog.

34…365…24…7…679…300…45…91…1/2 These numbers add up to a big win for mountain gorilla conservation. Keep reading to find out how… In Part 2 of our 4-part series, we show you the heart of our work – providing life-saving veterinary care for ill or injured wild eastern gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo – and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off

Lulengo and Mapuwa Groups Interact, Silverbacks Face Off By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 in Blog.

While Dr. Eddy was on Mt. Tshia last week, Dr. Martin was in the Mikeno Sector of Virunga National Park assessing the health of the 31 mountain gorillas in the Lulengo and Mapuwa groups. There was an interaction between the two groups during Dr. Martin’s visit and when he arrived to the group, the four […]

Mt. Tshiabirimu’s Katsabara Group Visited by Dr. Eddy

Mt. Tshiabirimu's Katsabara Group Visited by Dr. Eddy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy made the long trip to Mt. Tshiabirimu last week to assess the health of the remaining six gorillas living on this isolated mountain in DRC. The tiny group is comprised of dominant silverback Katsabara, adult female Mwengesyali (Mwenge for short), and her baby, blackback Mwasa (who will soon be a silverback), blackback Mukokya, […]

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 […]

Dr. Jan Returns to DRC to Visit Rumangabo, Bukima

Dr. Jan Returns to DRC to Visit Rumangabo, Bukima By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 in Blog.

by Dr. Jan Ramer Drs. Eddy and Jan with Niall and Virunga National Park rangers in DRC. I finally got my DRC visa and last week got to visit Rumangabo, Senkwekwe Center and 2 gorilla groups at Bukima – it was soooo great to be back!  And I was lucky to share this visit with […]

Silverback Mishaya’s Unexpected Death, Group Soldiers On

Silverback Mishaya’s Unexpected Death, Group Soldiers On By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Fred Nizeyimana Dominant silverback Mishaya in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was found dead on the morning of February 3rd, 2014 by UWA trackers on patrol in the forest. At just 28-years-old, Mishaya was otherwise a strong and healthy silverback, with no history of illness, no evidence of injury or previous medical interventions and […]

Young Silverback Tries to Hold Onto Group, Showing Signs of Respiratory Illness

Young Silverback Tries to Hold Onto Group, Showing Signs of Respiratory Illness By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 in Blog.

By Dr. Noel On January 9, I trekked to Isimbi group to assess the health of the 8 individuals in the group. Isimbi group lost their dominant silverback, Getty, on December 23rd when he succumbed to his injuries sustained from fighting with a lone silverback. 12-year-old silverback Muturengere has been trying to lead the group since, […]

Infant Ingamiya in Distress, Dr. Jean Felix Assesses Health

Infant Ingamiya in Distress, Dr. Jean Felix Assesses Health By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 in Blog.

On a routine health check of Ntambara group in Volcanoes National Park on December 17, Gorilla Doctors Rwanda Head Field Vet Dr. Jean Felix Kinani observed an infant in distress. Ingamiya, the 13-month-old male offspring of mother Tegereza was crying out frequently, had difficulty breathing with foam coming from his mouth. The Fossey Fund Karisoke […]