All the selfie lovers out there, you have some serious competition here and some tips that might be helpful. The selfie lessons we are talking about is taught by a bunch of gorillas, Yup, you heard it right.
The gorillas at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo will sweep you away just like that.
According to the park’s website, the site has been ‘deeply’ impacted by war and armed conflict over the last two decades.
“Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of over 600 rangers,” the website reads.
“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.”
We all know that how dangerous the rangers’ job can be. But, every now and then they make some time and bond with the gorillas and the pics is a testimony to the fact, these gorillas pose without any fear or concern.
In a photo shared earlier this week, captioned ‘Another Day at the Office’, a ranger takes a selfie with two of the park’s gorillas, Ndakasi and Matabishi – who are standing behind him, puffing out their chests like they’re bouncers at the local club.
Another photo captioned ‘Family Portrait’, taken last year, also shows ranger Patrick Sadiki pose with Ndakasi and Matabishi.
One other photo, also from 2018, is captioned ‘Words to live by – Sagesse Intemporelle’.
It adds the 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.”
This is definitely a great treat to all the animal lovers. We must also appreciate these people who are working day in and day out to protect these animals.