Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mushya and Icyizere Healthy Again

Every hike up into the forest feels different to me, despite the fact that I now have a pretty good idea of the terrain and—at least in Rwanda—the gorillas. I think it’s because no two visits are ever the same. I’m bound to learn something new, for one thing. For another, my mind is usually […]

Orphan Exams

Dr. Eddy Kambale (hiding a syringe full of anesthetic in his left hand) is ready to start Ndakasi’s annual exam Finally, it was time to give all three “Goma orphans” their annual exams. This would be Mapendo’s second exam under anesthesia and Ndeze and Ndakasi’s first. Fortunately, the gorillas had no idea what was about […]