Dr. Lina’s Special Forest Encounter

Dr. Lina's Special Forest Encounter By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 in Blog.

By Dr. Lina Nturubika, field veterinarian, DR Congo A couple of weeks ago I was in the forest on my way to conduct a routine health check of Bonane group. This is a family of ten critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. I love visiting this group because it has four infants! I […]

Dr. Kirsten Goes to Rwanda

Dr. Kirsten Goes to Rwanda By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 in Blog.

An Update from our Executive Director This week I am in Rwanda and our Africa-based Gorilla Doctors team gathered at our regional headquarters in Musanze, for regional rounds. We are an international team, working in all three range countries of the eastern gorilla – Rwanda, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo – and in the […]

Dr. Noel Returns to Rwanda as Gorilla Doctors’ NEW Regional Pathologist

Dr. Noel Returns to Rwanda as Gorilla Doctors’ NEW Regional Pathologist By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, March 25th, 2024 in Blog.

By Dr. Kirsten Gilardi, Executive Director Following nearly a year of studying veterinary pathology at the University of California, Davis and Johns Hopkins University, we are thrilled to have Dr. Jean Bosco ‘Noel’ Noheri, DVM, MSc, MBA, officially begin his new role as Gorilla Doctors’ first-ever regional pathologist. READ (with video) a short Q&A with […]

When Gorillas ‘Rescue’ Themselves

When Gorillas 'Rescue' Themselves By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 in Blog.

On the morning of February 19, Dr. Lina hiked out from our Tshivanga field station at Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DR Congo. It was a little before 9:00AM, and she was planning a routine health check of Bonane group, a family of nine critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas led by silverback Bonane. Not far into the forest, […]

Gorilla Doctors’ Way Forward: A Letter from our Executive Director

Gorilla Doctors' Way Forward: A Letter from our Executive Director By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 in Blog.

We are at a global tipping point. We all know it. We hear about the deterioration of our planet in the news every single day. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed we come to a standstill, not knowing where to begin. This is not a criticism – even as a professional conservationist, I can fail to […]

A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy

A Personal Note from Dr. Eddy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 in Blog.

Today, I was honored to share virtual space with our partner, Emmanuel de Merode of Virunga National Park here in DR Congo. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of our work – conservation in action. When you are responsible for protecting the health of an endangered species, the life of each individual patient contributes to the […]

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Infant Mountain Gorilla from Snare

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Infant Mountain Gorilla from Snare By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 in Blog.

Field Report: By Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga The last couple of weeks have been stressful for 2.5-year-old infant Ingabire of Isimbi group in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. On August 8 we received a report that Ingabire had been trapped in a wire snare. The trackers were able to successfully detach the wire from the bamboo stake, […]

It Takes a Village to Keep Gorillas Healthy

It Takes a Village to Keep Gorillas Healthy By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, July 7th, 2023 in Blog.

Notes from the Field: By Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, field veterinarian, Rwanda For their effective conservation, mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda are monitored on a daily basis by park trackers and rangers as well as researchers and Gorilla Doctors’ veterinarians. Tourists from around the world also visit gorillas daily. Gorillas are susceptible to human […]

Our Hospital is the Forest: Gorilla Doctors treat a mountain gorilla in Susa group

Our Hospital is the Forest: Gorilla Doctors treat a mountain gorilla in Susa group By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 in Blog.

Monday, May 8 started out as a quiet day at the Gorilla Doctors regional headquarters in Musanze, Rwanda. Drs. Gaspard and Adrien worked at their desks catching up on field reports and Dr. Julius was off-site at a meeting. Then the call came in… When the Call Comes Umwari, an adult female mountain gorilla in […]

Dr. Lina Receives Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA

Dr. Lina Receives Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, May 1st, 2023 in Blog.

1) Lina, congratulations on receiving the Siddle-Marsden Award from PASA (Pan African Sanctuary Alliance). You were actually awarded this honor in 2020 but they just had the ceremony in Malawi at the end of March. Can you tell us about the award and the work you did to receive this honor? Dr. Lina: Thank you […]