Ranger Poses With Gorillas and The World Gets Excited

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.

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You might have recently seen caretakers Mathieu and Patrick’s amazing selfie with female orphaned gorillas Ndakazi and Ndeze inside the Senkwekwe center at Virunga National Park. We’ve received dozens of messages about the photo. YES, it’s real! Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the perfect shot of their true personalities! Also, it’s no surprise to see these girls on their two feet either—most primates are comfortable walking upright (bipedalism) for short bursts of time. Guys, if you shared our gorilla selfie post, please share our Earth Day posts as well! Conserving Virunga’s amazing wildlife is a constant challenge for the Park and our work wouldn’t be possible without your support. Matching funds have been pledged on every donation to the Park today, up to a total of $25,000—giving us the opportunity to raise $50,000 for Virunga! Visit virunga.org/donate or click the link in our bio to get involved and keep sharing our posts! Thank you! *We want to emphasize that these gorillas are in an enclosed sanctuary for orphans to which they have lived since infancy. The caretakers at Senkwekwe take great care to not put the health of the gorillas in danger. These are exceptional circumstances in which the photo was taken. It is never permitted to approach a gorilla in the wild. #gorillaselfie #gorilla #mountaingorilla #mountaingorillaselfie #selfie #earthday #earthday2019 #virunga #virunganationalpark #congo #drcongo #rdc #drc #protecttheplanet #happyearthday #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #conservation #natureconservation

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