It expresses how animals feel when a caring person approaches them. And if you had any concerns, just look at these two happy gorillas. They pose for some amusing photos with the men who are risking their lives to protect them. It happened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There, several extremely gorgeous gorillas and park rangers posed for some one-of-a-kind selfies. “Virunga is guarded by a team of over 600 rangers.” “These local men and women are undergoing intensive training and risking their lives on a daily basis to protect the park’s exceptional wildlife, including the world’s last critically endangered mountain gorillas,” according to the park’s website.
While the ranger work is as serious and hazardous as it can be, it appears that they take time to connect with the lovely wildlife they are risking their lives to protect. Since the adorable photos were published on social media, they have gone viral, winning the hearts of millions.
Ndakasi and Matabishi are mountain gorillas, which are a critically endangered species. It’s difficult not to notice how natural they appear in front of the camera. And, of course, how content and safe they feel in the presence of their guardians.
However, this isn’t the first time Ndakasi, Matabishi, and the rangers have shared a selfie. Nonetheless, it’s wonderful to see the gorillas and rangers spending time together!