2 Gorillas pose for a selfie with 2 anti-poaching rangers at the Virunga National Park in Congo, the gorillas stood still like humans as they posed for a selfie with the rangers.
The Virunga National Park in Congo has 600 anti-poaching rangers, and 2 of them snapped the hearth-warming selfies with the gorillas.
One of the gorillas was seen standing up behind the man, and another photo titled “family time” showed the Patrick Sadiki, a ranger, with Ndakasi and Matabishi, cuddling with him.
The latest photo that was uploaded on Facebook gathered more than 12 thousand likes and 14 thousand shares.
According to the website of the Virunga National Park in Congo, the park has been deeply affected by the war that has been present in the area for 2 decades.
So far, 179 anti-poaching rangers have passed away while they were in their duty.
The website said, “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.”
All rangers undergo a 6-month long training regime to become the guardians of the Virunga National Park.
All rangers are from the local Congolese villages and cities, the Rangers are in dire need of support so they could continue their work.
The Rangers are working constantly to protect the endangered Mountain Gorillas who call the Virunga National Park their home.
Earlier this month, a post on the Facebook Page of the Virunga National Park said that 2 rangers passed away from the “force of nature”.
On March 29, Hakizimana Sinamenye Chadrack, was killed after he was attacked by a hippo while he was gathering water at the edge of a river that was present in the park.
The park said, “Hippos are magnificent animals but they are very wary of humans, especially given the increase of poaching hippos for their ivory teeth. In this case, it was a hippo mother, who had a calf with her.”
Abase Carrimo, a Mozambican Ranger, passed away after he was struck by a lightning.
Freddy Mahamba Muliro, a ranger, passed away in March while he was defending the park from an attack.
The Virunga National Park was closed in June 2018 after it faced several security concerns and was reopened this year.