In celebration and recognition of …
September 24th … WORLD GORILLA DAY … #WorldGorillaDay
… we would like to share with you …
|Grauer’s Gorillas are classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the Red List of Threatened Species™ (version 2021-3)|
Gorillas only exist in the wild in Africa, where four different gorilla subspecies can be found.
- Grauer’s Gorilla (Eastern Gorilla subspecies) – Critically Endangered *
- Mountain Gorilla (Eastern Gorilla subspecies) – Endangered *
- Cross River Gorilla (Western Gorilla subspecies) – Critically Endangered *
- Western Lowland Gorilla (Western Gorilla subspecies) – Critically Endangered *
About Gorilla Doctors
Gorilla Doctors is the only organization in the world dedicated to saving mountain and eastern lowland (Grauer’s) gorillas through veterinary medicine, science and a One Health approach.
Our international veterinary team provides hands-on medical care to ill or injured wild gorillas living in the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
With only 1,063 mountain gorillas, and an ever decreasing number of Grauer’s gorillas left in the world today, the health and well being of every individual gorilla is vital to the species’ long-term survival.
Our veterinarians, guardians of gorilla health, monitor the health of mountain and Grauer’s gorillas year round.
Gorilla Doctors work is credited for half of the annual population growth rate of habituated mountain gorillas (habituated means they are accustomed to the presence of humans which allows our veterinarians to get close enough to administer treatment).
[* current IUCN Red List Category]
(photos by Gorilla Doctors)
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This team and their vital work needs your help.
So what can you do to help?
… the answer is a great deal … and all of it would make a difference …
… and just as important … tell everyone you know …
… join the conservation family and together let’s all do some good … thank you!
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#Silverback #VeterinaryMedicine #Virunga #SaveTheGorillas
#NatureIsEveryonesBusiness #Biodiversity #WildlifeConservation
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