Nhóm bác sĩ"Bạn cũa Dười Ươi" dang ra sức kứu sống zống đười ươi ỡ Fi Châu
Nhóm bác sĩ"Bạn cũa Dười Ươi" dang ra sức kứu sống zống đười
ươi ỡ Fi Châu
Vào quãng 1985,
chúng gần như bị tuyệt chũng .. chĩ còn 250 con .. nhưng nhờ nhóm bác
sĩ"Bạn cũa Dười Ươi" nầy mà chúng dã tăng lên gấp dôi ..
Kẽ thù kũa
chúng là bọn săn lậu ..
Doctors: Saving endangered mountain gorillas in Africa
zoologist Dian Fossey was murdered in 1985 there were just 250 mountain
gorillas left in Africa's Virunga mountains. But thanks in part to the
Gorilla Doctors she inspired, their numbers have doubled.
orphaned gorilla with Dawn Zimmerman (left) and another gorilla doctor
in a sanctuary in Rwanda
Picture: Molly Feltner/Gorilla Doctors/Barcroft Media
multi-national group operates in the heart of the jungle, treating
maimed and critically ill gorillas. They also are responsible for the
medical treatment and quarantine of poached orphans, with as many as
eight gorillas in the Interim Quarantine Facility for moderate term.
Magdalena Braum (far right) and Dr Eddy Kambale (far left) remove a
bullet from the leg of an orphan Grauer's gorilla confiscated from
poachers in Congo
Gorilla Doctors were formed in 1986 as the Virunga Veterinary Centre at
the request of Dr Fossey - whose story inspired the Oscar-nominated
film Gorillas in the Mist. It now employs 16 vets and operates in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.
Doctor Dawn Zimmerman treats a darted baby gorilla in Rwanda
doctors swoop in to rescue the gentle giants when they are trapped in
poachers' snares or exposed to deadly human viruses. They dart the
animals with antibiotics or drug them and operate on the jungle floor.
Doctors Eddy Kambale and Dawn Zimmerman remove a snare from a Grauer's
gorilla in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in Congo
they have carried out more than 150 medical interventions on wild
gorillas and adopted more than 20 orphans. Many of the confiscated
orphans are suffering from dehydration, mental distress and wounds, and
need 24-hour care.
doctors treat an adult mountain gorilla as part of the Village of Hope
project in Rwanda
four years have seen the vets and scientists employ increasingly
advanced techniques, which they hope will help all critically endangered
species, not just gorillas.
gorilla twins rest on their mother's lap in the Virunga mountains in
the 'one health' approach to conserving the species. This is a belief
that the health of one species is inextricably linked to that of its
entire ecosystem - including humans and other animal species. This is
important as disease is often spread by villagers, who, earning an
average of less than a pound a day, delve into the forest for resources
such as water and bamboo, as well as to hunt bush meat.
watch the Gorilla Doctors treating an adult mountain gorilla as part of
the Village of Hope project in Rwanda
region is also a magnet for thousands of eco-tourists - some of whom
get 'too close' to the gorillas. The common cold could potentially kill
the animals, which share 98.5 per cent of its genes with humans. But it
is two-way traffic and some of the mountain gorillas, which can weigh
30 stone, also wander out of the jungle and into villages "out of
adult mountain gorilla cares for a baby in the Virunga mountains in
region the Gorilla Doctors operate in is one of the most turbulent in
the world and has been marred by genocide and war. In the past six
months the team have been unable to monitor the gorillas because M23
rebels, locked in a battle with Congolese government forces, have taken
over much of the Virunga National Park. They cannot say if any gorillas
have been killed in crossfire or hunted for meat during this period.
However, the Gorilla Doctors believe most of the fighters see the
financial and altruistic benefits of protecting the gorillas, and will
not harm them indiscriminately.
gorilla hangs on to a branch in Congo
past 13 years the Gorilla Doctors have been led by Dr Mike Cranfield.
Aside from increasing the gorilla populations, his proudest achievement
is seeing talented African vets 'blossoming' and becoming independent.
the baby gorilla clings to Dr Martin Kabuyaya of the Gorilla Doctors at
Virunga National Parks Senkwekwe Centre for orphan gorillas, in