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Support for the Gorilla Doctors

Support for the Gorilla Doctors

Aug 1, 2015 | General | harryb

G4G funds equipment used by the international team of veterinarians known as the Gorilla Doctors. 


G4G has sent a donation to the Gorilla Doctors to buy a completely new set of darting equipment. When a situation in the filed requires the vets to intervene, they often need to sedate the gorilla in need of help and sometimes various gorilla family members to undertake their work. G4G is over the moon to be able to help in this way. Many thanks again to all our supporters around the UK - Read more to see the thank you letter received from the Gorilla Doctors.

When the Gorilla Doctors said they needed a new set of darting equipment, G4G was able to assist thanks to generous donations from supporters. We received the thank you letter below and are extremely pleased to have been able to help in their ongoing work tending to injured or sick mountain gorillas throughout their range in Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo.

The famous American gorilla researcher Dian Fossey had always aspired to having a veterinary organisation to care for the gorillas. The Gorilla Doctors are now fulfilling her dream.

In the past, G4G has provided sets of rain gear, enhancement toys for orphan gorillas and several key items of veterinary equipment to assist the Gorilla doctors in their vital work. These include two i-Stat machines (portable clinical analysers to aid ailment diagnosis in the field) and a ‘Coolscope’ (enables diseased tissue to be examined via the internet rather than physically sending the samples to the USA).

G4G now aims to fund a further list of equipment  that the Gorilla Doctors need:


Price per item

Tyvek coverall suits


Helly Hanson rain jackets


Helly Hanson rain pants


Bushnell waterproof/fog proof binoculars


Garmin Oregan 600 GPS


Littman Stethoscopes


Box of N95 masks


12 pack C batteries


Leatherman multi-tool


AAA pack of 20 rechargeable batteries


AA pack of 16 rechargeable batteries


HP 564XL print cartridges


HP 15-f215dx Laptop


External Hard Drive 1 TB



















By donating a one-off amount or monthly, you can make a big difference to the ongoing support G4G  can offer the Gorilla Doctors for their critical work to  save the mountain gorilla. Thank you!


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