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, […]

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 […]