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 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 […]

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 […]

Ensnared Youngster “Yalala” Making Remarkable Recovery

Ensnared Youngster “Yalala” Making Remarkable Recovery By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Blog.

After a poacher’s snare nearly took her life, the Gorilla Doctors team is pleased to see young mountain gorilla Yalala making such a remarkable recovery. Our Head DRC Field Vet Dr. Eddy Kambale attributes her recovery to her strong, feisty personality. “She has been through a serious ordeal and endured a lot of stress from […]

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center

Orphan Mountain Gorilla Maisha Passes Away at Senkwekwe Center By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in Blog.

The Gorilla Doctors family is heartbroken to report the loss of orphan mountain gorilla Maisha at Virunga National Park’s Senkwekwe Center. Maisha was the oldest of four mountain gorilla orphans that lived at the Senkwekwe Center. “We worked very closely with the caregivers at the Senkwekwe Center to try and get Maisha well” said Gorilla […]

Saving Baby Yalala

Saving Baby Yalala By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Blog.

Dr. Eddy Kambale On Monday afternoon, June 12 I received a phone call from the ICCN Chief warden Innocent reporting that the ranger team based at the GIKERI Patrol Post had called him about an infant gorilla caught in a snare. They believed the baby was from an unhabituated group, as there was no known […]

Baby in Mapuwa Group Rescued From Snare

Baby in Mapuwa Group Rescued From Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 in Blog.

  By Dr. Eddy Kambale We received a call from the Chief Warden in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo on October 2 after an ensnared baby was seen in the Mapuwa group during routine monitoring by rangers and trackers. The Mapuwa group consists of 22 gorillas, including 3 silverbacks (Mapuwa, Mvuyekure and Mambo), 1 blackback (Gourba), 6 adult females, 2 sub-adult males, 5 juveniles, […]

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 […]

Helping Virunga National Park Protect Wild Elephants

Collared Elephant By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 in Blog.

Poachers are targeting elephants in Virunga National Park to fuel the illegal ivory trade and Chief Park Warden Emmanuel de Merode and his incredible team of rangers are fighting back to protect these gentle giants. They have enlisted the help of Save the Elephants (STE), a Nairobi-headquartered nonprofit founded by renowned elephant researcher Dr. Iain […]