The Gorilla Doctors are dedicated to saving the lives of the critically-endangered mountain and Grauer's gorillas of Rwanda, Uganda, and DRC through health care. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild. www.gorilladoctors.org
When the life of a mountain or Grauer's gorilla is threatened, the Gorilla Doctors veterinary team intervenes to save the animal's life. The main health issues that lead to full veterinary interventions are severe respiratory disease outbreaks, ensnarement in ropes set by poachers, human-gorilla conflict, and major trauma inflicted by other gorillas.