Two gorillas at the Virunga National Park in Congo looked extraordinarily human-like as they posed for a selfie with anti-poaching rangers.
Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has 600 dedicated rangers and two of them snapped the heartwarming series of selfies.
One shows the gorillas standing upright behind the men, while another titled ‘family time’ shows one of the rangers, Patrick Sadiki with the primates, Ndakasi and Matabishi cuddling up to him.
Two gorillas at the Virunga National Park in Congo looked human-like as they posed for a selfie
The latest picture, posted on Thursday, garnered over 12 thousand likes and 14 thousand shares on Facebook.
It was titled ‘another day at the office’ and one person, Pernilla Winterskiöld replied: ‘Wow, that is an awesome office you’ve got there. Stay safe and thank you for the amazing work you do.’
According to the park’s website, the site has been ‘deeply’ impacted by war and armed conflict over the last two decades and so the fearless work of the rangers is crucial.
Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has 600 dedicated rangers
All of the rangers go through an extensive six-month training regime to become guardians
‘These local men and women go through intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park’s exceptional wildlife, including the last of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas,’ the website reads.
All of the rangers go through an extensive six-month training regime to become guardians of the park.
They are all from local Congolese towns and villages and need support to continue their vital work.