Have you ever seen a gorilla pose for a selfie? Well, you haven’t met the gorillas from Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Recently, ranger Mathieu Shamavu shared an awesome picture that went viral. The photo shows the Mathieu posing together with two gorillas who live in park to keep them safe from poachers or armed conflicts that may affect their wellbeing.
Virunga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site that is protected by a dedicated team of more than 600 rangers.
Gorillas are also poached for many reasons and the rangers are fighting to protect these animals and their incredible bond can be clearly seen in the photos.
Virunga national park is one of the world’s most biodiverse protected areas in the world and is home to around one-third of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas.
“There is a bond that ties us together. A relationship that is very, very close between the guardians and the gorillas,” says Andre Bauma, the manager of the Senkwekwe Centre.
See the adorable selfies below.