Gorilla Doctors

Patient Leader

Nominations

Best in Show: Facebook

Gorilla Doctors team of veterinarians and wildlife health experts do a stellar job of monitoring the health of the critically endangered mountain and Grauer's gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and the DR Congo. They operate under a One Health concept - that the health of the environment, the wildlife, and the people living in close proximity to the national parks are all inextricably linked. For this reason, the Gorilla Doctors team devote significant time and resources to providing healthcare for national park rangers and their families, domesticated animals, and livestock in the region. Their Facebook page is exemplary of the team's hard work in the field every day, to not only provide top-notch medical care to wild habituated gorillas, but also to captive infant gorillas orphaned by poachers and their work in the worldwide PREDICT program to detect emerging pandemic threats and disease transmission between people and wildlife. www.gorilladoctors.org  — Gorilla

Gorilla Doctors

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