First snare removal of 2019

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 28th, 2019 in Blog.

Yesterday, January 27, 2019, Gorilla Doctors performed the year’s first emergency snare removal from a mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Shida, a 20-year old female still nursing her 3-year old infant, was found by trackers caught in a wire snare. At the time of their discovery, Shida was still attached to the […]

Our Gorilla Doctors are Masters…Degree Holders!

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Blog.

The conservation of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas depends on the wholehearted commitment of the wildlife authorities and park personnel in all three countries with whom Gorilla Doctors works on a daily basis. The sustainability of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas also depends on the total dedication and incredible knowledge and experience of our Gorilla Doctors veterinarians. […]

Gorilla Groups in Volcanoes National Park Suffer from Respiratory Illness

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in Blog.

Our Gorilla Doctors team in Volcanoes National Park has been closely monitoring a respiratory outbreak in Sabyinyo group this month. Trackers first reported that some of the adults in this 18-member family were coughing. Over several visits, Drs. Noel, Gaspard and Adrien checked on all of the sick gorillas in order to monitor them for […]

New Great Ape Parasitology Book

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors is working with our government partners and colleagues on a comprehensive and collaborative study investigating the role of gastrointestinal parasites in causing illness in mountain gorillas.  Among our collaborators are Klára Petrzelková and David Modry, parasitology experts based at the Czech Academy of Sciences and the University of Brno, Czech Republic. Klára and […]

US Ambassador to Uganda pays Gorilla Doctors a visit

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 in Blog.

Our Gorilla Doctors Uganda team was delighted to welcome the Honorable Deborah Malac, United States Ambassador to Uganda, to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this week. Ambassador Malac was travelling in the southwestern Uganda region to learn more about various USA-affiliated and supported programs and projects. She first made a stop at the Bwindi Community Hospital […]

Learning from Gorillas to Save Killer Whales

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 in Blog, Press Releases.

By Kat Kerlin In 2018, the southern resident killer whale population in the Pacific Northwest’s Salish Sea was at its lowest ever. The world watched in September as an orca named Scarlet, or J50, wasted away and died, leaving just 74 of her kind left. Some wondered if this was “What extinction looks like.” Meanwhile, […]

Gorilla Doctors’s rapid rescue of a juvenile gorilla caught in a snare in Bwindi

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, October 19th, 2018 in Blog.

On Monday this week, Dr. Fred received an urgent call from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that just after a tourist group finished their visit with the Mucunguzi group, an un-named juvenile female mountain gorilla got caught in a wire snare attached to a tree. Trackers said that the young gorilla was hanging from the tree […]

Another Day, Another Snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in Blog.

This week, on Monday, October 15, a team of gorilla trackers in Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) found Ingingo, a female infant mountain gorilla in Amahoro group, caught in a snare that had been rigged in a section of bamboo forest. Gorilla Doctors was alerted right away, and our team immediately mobilized to the park. Upon […]

Gorilla Doctors in the Classroom

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in Blog.

Written by Dr. Methode Bahizi Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer’s) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and science using a One Health approach. Our most important work is to provide these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild. Helping people to learn about eastern gorillas […]


By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 in Blog.

  By Dr. Methode Bahizi For many years Gorilla Doctors has been extremely fortunate to receive support from Abaxis Europe (Germany), which manufactures clinical laboratory equipment. The portable, patient-side i-STAT machines that Abaxis first donated, which Gorilla Doctors uses to accurately measure blood gas, electrolyte, serum chemistry and hematology in minutes from just a few […]