Gorilla Doctors brings veterinary care to the jungle floor to save critically endangered mountain gorillas

Story by Teresa Pitman The baby mountain gorilla cradled in his mother’s arms is very sick: he’s lethargic and not nursing, and has a yellow discharge from his eyes and nose. Veterinarian Mike Cranfield, DVM ’77, suspects a respiratory virus complicated with a secondary bacterial pneumonia. Without medical intervention, the baby will die. Cranfield, along with