Monthly Archives: November 2008

Gorilla Orphans Update

Four days before the fighting in DR Congo escalated, Magda (Dr. Braum) made a routine visit to check on the orphan gorillas in Goma.  I knew Magda’s visit had gone well.  Thanks to Linda Nunn at G4G and Jodi Carrigan at Zoo Atlanta, Mapendo, Ndeze, and Ndakasi each got five new toys!  But until this […]


I wish I could share some useful inside information about the security problems in DR Congo and what’s happening to the gorillas, but I can’t. The latest news I have is what everyone else can read online: rebel forces have surrounded the city of Goma, the UN peacekeeping mission continues to fail, people are leaving […]