Posted by Oteil Burbridge Gorilla Doctors

Oteil’s wife, Jess Shouse Burbridge, is the Communications Officer for Gorilla Doctors, an organization that provides life-saving medical care to the critically endangered mountain and Grauer’s gorillas of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Their Mission
Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the mountain and Grauer’s gorilla species one patient at a time.


Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to saving the mountain gorilla species one gorilla patient at a time. Our international veterinarian team provides hands-on medical care to sick and injured mountain gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With only 780 mountain gorillas left in the world today, the health and well being of every individual gorilla is vital to the species’ survival.

In addition to providing mountain gorillas with healthcare, our veterinary team monitors the health of DRC’s Grauer’s, or eastern lowland, gorillas and intervenes to help sick individuals when possible. The Gorilla Doctors also help rescue and treat mountain and Grauer’s gorillas orphaned by poachers.

The Gorilla Doctors healthcare program includes:

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