Gorilla Doctors

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A donation is made to the Gorilla Doctors for all tours that visit a mountain gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks, Uganda or Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

The Gorilla Doctors is an international veterinary team, based in the south west of Uganda that seeks to protect the remaining population of 880 mountain gorillas. Their efforts spread across three countries where the mountain gorillas can still be found in Bwindi Impenetrable & Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks (NPs) Uganda, Volcanoes NP in Rwanda and the Virunga NP in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Gorillas Doctors are available to give veterinary treatment to the injured and sick habituated gorillas, which have seen an increase the number by one of the populations in the Virunga NP in a 2010 by 23% over the past 7 years. Additionally the team also works in partnership with communities bordering the national parks to ensure that the forest habitat remains intact so that the numbers can continue to grow as well as though education with the local communities to help insure the continuing population growth of this vulnerable species.

To read more about the Gorilla Doctors you can find their official website here –
Gorilla Doctors