Tag Archives: Gorillas

Gorilla Doctors Award
February 11, 2013

Gorilla Doctors Director Wins Award

The Maryland Zoo of Baltimore has honored Gorilla Doctors Director Dr. Mike Cranfield with the 2012 Michael D. Hankin Award for Conservation. Named for the former Chairman of the zoo’s Board of Trustees, it was created in 2005 to be awarded to individuals who continue the legacy of conservation, volunteerism and philanthropy. The inaugural award…

Rebecca and Mountain Gorillas
January 25, 2013

Rebecca and the Mountain Gorillas

Early one dreary morning in March 2004, my BBC Wildlife plopped onto the doormat. While waiting for my lift to work to arrive, I quickly scanned through the articles, but came to an abrupt halt in the advertisement section; Journey to the Gorillas, Volcanoes Safaris it read. A trip was booked in less than 24…

New Mother Loses Infant
January 18, 2013

New Mother Loses Infant in…

On January 4th it was discovered that a newborn member of the Kahunge gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest had died on 1 January. The infant’s mother is Rugendo, a young aduly female and first-time mother. Although gorilla doctors were unable to identify the cause of death, they believe he had been born on 28th…

Lady Luck p3
January 7, 2013

Lady Luck (Part 3)

We not only got lucky with the animals, the human characters we met along the way were equally as entertaining. At all stops we found friendly and engaging company. We were provided with classic examples of Uganda’s charming but idiosyncratic personality. “Hilariously, I welcome you to our lodge!” was one greeting we received. “This is…

Gorillas Visit Bwindi
February 10, 2012

Gorilla Group Visits Bwindi Lodge!

The Rushegura gorilla group has come to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge for a quick visit last week! The Rushegura group and the lodge staff are old friends. The staff have got to know the characters and ‘personalities’ of individuals in the group. In 2010 one of the group’s females, Buzinza, even gave birth to her baby…

Gorilla Group Return Home
November 26, 2012

Nyakagezi Gorilla Group Return Home

We are delighted to announce that the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group, long-time residents of Mgahinga National Park, has just returned home from Rwanda! There are a total of 80 mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, but the travelling Nyakagezi group are the only habituated group for tourism. Their recent arrival in the park before…