Worlds Best Selfie Was Made As Gorillas Pose With Anti Poaching Rangers

These gorillas might be able to teach us a thing or two about the art of taking selfies. The gorillas in question live at the Virunga National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Over the last two decades, the National Park has been greatly impacted by war and armed conflict. “Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of over 600 rangers,” their website says. “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.”

There’s no denying that the rangers’ job is very dangerous, however, they also spend a lot of time bonding with the gorillas. And a few times, it has been captured on camera.

As you can tell, the gorillas are not camera shy at all.

In the picture above, captioned “Another Day at the Office”, ranger Mathieu Shamavu takes a selfie with gorillas Ndaksi and Matabishi who are standing behind him.

Ndakasi and Matabishia are loving the camera and can be seen in another selfie taken last year by ranger Patrick Sadiki named “Family Portrait”.

Although the gorillas haven’t exactly found their right angle yet, they don’t look bad at all.

Another great picture uploaded by the rangers is one from 2018 with the caption “Words to live by – Sagesse Intemporelle”. With the photo comes a passage: “When one is still young, it seems very simple to be a hero or a martyr. But as one marches on in life, one understands the price of a simple act of virtue, and only God can give us the strength to achieve this.”

These pictures show us that the rangers do not have a boring job but also that these gorillas are loving creatures who deserve to live a peaceful life in their natural habitat. We should be thankful for the rangers doing their best to make that happen.

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