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) […]

Busy Boy Bonane – A Newborn Grauer’s Gorilla

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023 in Blog.

We are thrilled to announce a newborn Grauer’s gorilla in Bonane group at Kahuzi-Biega National Park, DR Congo. On Monday, Dr. Lina conducted a routine health check of the group and was delighted to see adult female Mukono holding her newborn (2-3 days old). Silverback Bonane has been busy! This is the second infant born […]

The Lonely Loved One

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Monday, January 16th, 2023 in Blog.

By Dr. Gaspard Nzayisenga, field veterinarian, Rwanda During my health monitoring of Muhoza group on January 5, I was surprised to find Inkundwa, a lone silverback mountain gorilla, interacting with Muhoza group (led by silverback Muhoza). Apparently, there had been a fight early that morning before our arrival, which resulted in a couple of minor […]

TRANSCRIPT: Gorilla Doctors LIVE December 8, 2022

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 in Uncategorized.

Below is a written transcript for Gorilla Doctors LIVE, a virtual event that took place on Zoom on Thursday, December 8, 2022. DR. KIRSTEN – Welcome to Gorilla Doctors LIVE! Today we are going to take you deep into the forest of Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

Gorilla Doctors DRC Team Receives Another Infant Chimpanzee Confiscated from Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Gorilla Doctors Staff on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 in Blog.

UPDATE: December 12, 2022 – We are really sad to report that this infant chimpanzee passed away after her arrival at Lwiro. Veterinarians there suspect that she may have had some liver disease, but they are awaiting lab results for final confirmation. Once they announce detailed results we will share another update.  On December 1, […]

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 […]