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 […]

ABAXIS EQUIPS THE GORILLA DOCTORS… AGAIN!

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 […]

Gorilla Doctors takes a bite of The Big Apple

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Blog.

Gorilla Doctors board members were on the East Coast on October 4 for the inaugural “GDNY” benefit event in New York City, chaired by Tim Campbell.  The event netted approximately $80,000 to support Gorilla Doctors work to provide life-saving veterinary care to wild mountain and Grauer’s gorillas in east-central Africa. It was truly a wonderful […]

Gorilla Days

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Blog.

At Gorilla Doctors, every day is a Gorilla Day – every day, we are reminded of the majesty of these incredible animals, and feel privileged to be able to contribute to their conservation. But it was particularly fun to join YOU in the global celebration of World Gorilla Day on September 24. Whether you simply […]

A first for Gorilla Doctors: rescue of a semi-habituated mountain gorilla from a snare

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Blog.

By Dr. Eddy Kambale In the middle of September, our Gorilla Doctors team in DR Congo received a report from Virunga National Park rangers that an approximately 6-year-old male mountain gorilla in a group that has been undergoing habituation since March had a snare around its leg. Habituation is a lengthy process, requiring daily visits […]

Gorilla Doctors in Nairobi

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

The week of August 18-24, Drs. Mike, Eddy, Ricky and Gaspard attended the International Primatological Society (IPS) congress in Nairobi, Kenya. The IPS Congress is held every two years, and is the most important meeting of biologists, ecologists, anthropologists, and veterinarians studying and conserving primates around the world. “This year’s IPS Congress was exceptional in […]

An update on Gorilla Doctors work in Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 in Blog.

As many of you know, two British tourists, their driver and their park ranger escorts were attacked while heading up from Goma to Virunga National Park in May. One ranger was killed, and the tourists and driver were kidnapped and held for 48 hours until their release. As a result of this tragic event, and […]