Chew On This: Personalized Health Care for Mountain Gorillas

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 in Press Releases.

Scientists Rule Out Human Herpesvirus in Endangered Gorillas With Help From Chewed Plants Republished with permission from UC Davis News By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis A mountain gorilla walks in the forest of East Africa’s Virunga Volcanoes conservation area. It stops at a piece of wild celery, sits down, and begins to chew. It strips […]

Dr. Eddy Goes to France

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 in Blog.

This week, Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha, our head veterinarian in DR Congo, is in Tours, France at a conference focused on One Health, infectious disease and tropical medicine. The conference is part of a new Pan African microMonkey Project (a model of international translational study to address the prevention of fungal infection in African great […]

Jackson Goes to Tshivanga Station

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, August 4th, 2022 in Blog.

I am Jackson Mwenge. I serve as the Administrator for Gorilla Doctors in DR Congo. I have been with the organization since 2018. In 2021, we established a new field station at Kahuzi-Biega National Park as part of our expanded efforts to monitor the health of critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas. In my role as administrator […]

Kahuzi-Biega National Park Welcomes New Leadership

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, May 27th, 2022 in Blog.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri) as well as a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It is estimated that Kahuzi-Biega and surrounding unprotected forest support almost 60% of the total remaining population of Grauer’s gorillas1. For the past few […]

Snare Rescue in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 in Blog.

On Wednesday April 27 Gorilla Doctors received an emergency call from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park rangers reporting that a sub-adult male mountain gorilla in Bitukura group had a wire snare around his left forearm. This is the second snare in Bwindi this year: in early January 2022 a blackback in Kahungye group was snared and […]

A Possible COVID-19 Silver Lining for Great Ape Conservation

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 in Blog, Press Releases.

Respiratory Health of Wild Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Improved Since Start of Pandemic Respiratory illness outbreaks among wild mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park have declined since the start of COVID-19, according to a “Correspondence” report in the journal Nature from Gorilla Doctors and the Rwanda Development Board. Mountain gorillas are susceptible to human-transmitted respiratory pathogens. […]

First Gorilla Snare Rescue of 2022

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 in Blog.

With only one snare removal in all of 2021, the start of the new year brought our first emergency call from Bwindi Impenetrable National park about a blackback caught in a snare. On Friday, January 7, Gorilla Doctors rushed into the forest to conduct a veterinary monitoring visit, assess the condition of the blackback and […]

Gorilla Doctors Board Chair to Name Infant Mountain Gorilla at Kwita Izina 2021

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Press Releases.

As part of Rwanda’s annual Kwita Izina ceremony, Deborah Dunham, Gorilla Doctors Board Chair, is honored to name one of 24 new mountain gorilla infants Friday is Rwanda’s 17th annual Kwita Izina ceremony, a celebration of Rwanda’s mountain gorilla conservation success and commitment to the future of this endangered species. Friday also marks World Gorilla […]

Partners In Conservation

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 in Blog.

Partners In Conservation (PIC) is an organization based at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. PIC has been a dedicated supporter of Gorilla Doctors since 1995. On the eve of their annual fundraiser – the Rwandan Fête – we are pleased to share the following conversation between PIC Co-founder and Manager, Jeff Ramsey […]

Gorilla Doctors Rescue Grauer’s Gorilla from Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 in Blog.

On the evening of Thursday, July 15, Dr. Eddy Kambale Syaluha, Gorilla Doctors Head Veterinarian in DR Congo, received a phone call from Kahuzi-Biega National Park: a 3.5-year-old male Grauer’s gorilla, Wilungula, was caught in a wire snare. Wilungula’s mother, Mukono had separated the wire from the stake in the ground, but the wire was […]