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, […]

Gorilla Doctors Goes to Washington

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023 in Blog.

In June our Ugandan Head Veterinarian, Dr. Benard Ssebide, and our Chief Veterinary & Scientific Officer, Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans, traveled to the headquarters of the National Institutes of Health just outside of Washington, DC to attend the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network meeting and present on Gorilla Doctors’ research and […]

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

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

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 […]

Team DR Congo: Jean-Paul Kabemba Lukusa Completes Lab Leadership Training

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 in Blog.

1) JP, you serve as Gorilla Doctors’ Employee Health Program Manager. Can you tell us about your role and why human health is also important to gorilla health?  My role is to coordinate the activities of the employee health program in DR Congo, which has the overall objective of reducing the risk of disease spread […]

Five Questions for Gorilla Doctors New CVSO

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, March 27th, 2023 in Blog.

Meet Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans In our most recent newsletter we introduced you to Dr. Tierra Smiley Evans, Gorilla Doctors’ new Chief Veterinary and Scientific Officer (CVSO). We sat down with Dr. Tierra to ask her a few more questions now that she is a full two and a half months on the job… 1) […]