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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.


Gorilla Doctors – Target: £2,500 per year

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:

Item

Price per item

Tyvek coverall suits

£5.80

Helly Hanson rain jackets

£22

Helly Hanson rain pants

£23

Bushnell waterproof/fog proof binoculars

£58

Garmin Oregan 600 GPS

£206.30

Littman Stethoscopes

£62.60

Box of N95 masks

£58

12 pack C batteries

£7.75

Leatherman multi-tool

£23.30

AAA pack of 20 rechargeable batteries

£16.77

AA pack of 16 rechargeable batteries

£16.77

HP 564XL print cartridges

£40

HP 15-f215dx Laptop

£199.90

External Hard Drive 1 TB

£51.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

www.gorilladoctors.org

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