Monthly Archives: December 2009

Every year is the “Year of the Gorilla” for us

Blog by: Dr. Mike Cranfield, Executive Director, MGVP, Inc. and Dr. Kirsten Gilardi, Co-Directors, Mountain Gorilla One Health Program Dr. Mike Cranfield (left) and Dr. Kirsten Gilardi (right) The United Nations designated 2009 as the Year of the Gorilla. With the world’s attention drawn to these magnificent animals, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) was […]

Two weeks Ndakasi and Ndeze at Senkwekwe Centre

Blog by: Dr. Eddy Kambale MGVP DRC In-Country Field Veterinarian After a successful transfer of the two orphan Mountain Gorillas, Ndakasi and Ndeze, on December 1, 2009 to their new home, Senkwekwe Centre, the MGVP team continued to monitor the girls’ health as they adapted to their new environment. No way to compared it with […]

Ndeze and Ndakasi return to Rumangabo

For everybody else in Goma, Tuesday morning was like any other – sunny, hot, noisy, busy. When Ndeze and Ndakasi woke up they had no idea that this day would change their lives. But for Dr. Mike, Dr. Eddy, Dr. Jacques, Sandy (she’s in charge of gorilla orphan care in DRC and Rwanda) and me, […]

Gorilla Doctors Participate in PASA Meeting

Blog by: Dr. Magdalena Lukasik-Braum MGVP Regional Field Veterinarian Last week Dr. Eddy and I spent the whole week in Kenya attending the annual meeting of PASA. PASA is the Pan-African Sanctuary Alliance, which for almost 10 years has worked to help primate sanctuaries in Africa to improve their expertise and facilities. We Gorilla Doctors […]