Monthly Archives: February 2012

MGVP Welcomes Gorilla Doctor Hameed

The Gorilla Doctors would like to introduce our newest veterinarian, Dr. Abdulhameed Kateregga, or Dr. Hameed. Dr. Hameed joined our Ugandan staff this January to serve as the PREDICT field veterinarian in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks and to assist Dr. Fred in the monitoring and care of Uganda’s mountain gorilla population. Dr. Fred […]

Mountain Gorilla Infant Dies in Poacher’s Snare

On February 1, a team of park rangers conducting an anti-poaching patrol in Africa’s Virunga Massif found the dead body of a critically-endangered mountain gorilla caught in a poachers’ snare. Veterinarians from the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project (MGVP) performed a post mortem exam on the infant gorilla’s body and found it had an empty stomach […]

10 Things I Learned in the Forest

By Dr. Dawn Zimmerman After a few months of preparation, two weeks of sheer packing panic, and the world’s fastest transfer of a life’s worth of possessions from a home to a storage locker, I was finally on my way to Africa for my new job as MGVP’s regional veterinary manager. Thirty hours after leaving […]