There are only about 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild, and their habitat is surrounded by some of the most densely populated areas of Africa. They are threatened by poaching, life-threatening injuries caused by snares and illnesses that can be transmitted by humans.
TheGorilla Doctors are dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer's) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Our international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild.
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WARNING: Some people may find the content of this video upsetting. It does contain brief, graphic images of the effects of poaching.