Monthly Archives: July 2009

Memorable Patients Photo Essay Part 2 of 2

Snare removal from the right arm of Nyakagezi Female on April 13, 2008 in Nyakagezi Group, UG When I joined Benard (Dr. Ssebide) in Uganda for my second snare removal case—a wire wrapped around the arm of a young female gorilla in Nyakagezi Group—he explained that the wealthier poachers often used bicycle brake cable wire […]

Memorable Patients Photoessay: Part 1 of 2

Dear All, I am leaving the gorilla doctors project team as of the end of July 2009. Dr. Jan Ramer, also an American zoo and wildlife vet, will be taking my place as regional field veterinary manager, and I know she will be blogging.  So please stay tuned for Jan’s updates.  She arrives in Rwanda […]

Umoja Grown Up

  Umoja outside the park eating eucalyptus, Kwitonda Group, RW Umoja seemed fine the last time I saw him, the day after his mother left the group.  That was a little over a month ago.  I remember thinking he looked suddenly very grown up for a three-and-a-half-year old.  Even so, I was concerned that he […]