Notes from the Forest: Checking on Mutobo Group

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 in Blog.

By Dr. Adrien Emile Ntwari, Field Veterinarian, Rwanda Welcome to my first “Notes from the Forest” where we share our latest field updates on the health of endangered mountain gorillas and critically endangered Grauer’s (eastern lowland) gorillas. Where I work in Volcanoes National Park, on the Rwanda side of the Virunga Massif, we monitor the […]

A Day in the Life

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 in Blog.

Shared with permission from Synergy Magazine, a publication of the University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine. “Every single day that I am out in the forest with the gorillas I realize that when we save gorillas, we are also saving ourselves.” – Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, field veterinarian, Rwanda This understanding has guided Nzayisenga from […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Q&A: Dr. Noel Training in the USA

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 in Blog.

Noel, you’ve been with Gorilla Doctors for 14 years and you actually started out as laboratory a technician before becoming a field veterinarian. You just spent the past seven months at UC Davis studying pathology with Dr. Linda Lowenstine, one of the world’s leading experts in great ape pathology.  Now you are continuing that training […]

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, […]