Gorilla Doctors Program

Gorilla Doctors is dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Gorilla Doctors’ international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild. Gorilla Doctors operates in the three countries where mountain and Grauer’s gorillas live: Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The program is the realization of a dream of legendary American gorilla researcher Dian Fossey, who dedicated her life to studying and protecting mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The donor-funded program is a partnership between the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center and the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project.

Information

Celeste Borelli

School of Veterinary Medicine - Office of Development

(530) 752-7024 (Phone)

(530) 754-8774 (Fax)

Fund purpose

Research

Fund type

CURRENT

UC Davis
Office of University Development

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Phone: (530) 754-4438
Fax: (530) 754-2294

Support