Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dr. Fred Recounts Training and Travel Experiences in the U.S.

By Dr. Fred Nizeyimana The month of April found me in Davis, CA, USA. I arrived at the Sacramento airport in California on the night of April 1 after a long flight from Entebbe, Uganda, via Amsterdam and Detroit. It was my first time traveling so far and visiting the USA. The flight was an […]

Elisabeth Nyirakaragire, the Gorilla Doctors’ Most Dedicated Assistant

By Dr. Dawn Zimmerman “They looked like old men,” says Elisabeth Nyirakaragire, the veterinary assistant for Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, as we trek up the volcano to check on the newly formed mountain gorilla group, Karisimbi B. She recalls her first impression of mountain gorillas when she saw them at 19 years of age […]

Mountain Gorilla Habitat Under Siege in DR Congo

The Gorilla Doctors fear for the health and safety of the critically endangered mountain gorillas of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo as rebels clash with the Congolese army in the park’s gorilla sector. Virunga National Park is home to about 200 of the world’s remaining 783 mountain gorillas. On May 8, a reported 1,500 […]