Endangered gorillas pose for selfies with anti-poaching rangers

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It says animals feel when a kind person approach them. And if you had any doubts of it, then these two happy gorillas are the perfect proof. They pose for some hilarious snaps with the guys who are risking their lives to protect them.

It happened at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There, some really photogenic gorillas and the park’s rangers posed for some unique selfies. “Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of over 600 rangers. These local men and women are going 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,” the park’s website reads.

While the ranger job is as serious and dangerous as it can be, it looks like they find some time to connect with the beautiful creatures they’re putting their lives on the line to protect them. Since the lovely snaps have been shared on social media, they went viral winning hearts of millions.

The two gorillas named Ndakasi and Matabishi are mountain gorillas,  critically endangered species. It is impossible not to notice how natural they act in front of the camera. And of course, how happy and safe they feel in the presence of their protectors.

However, this isn’t the first time when Ndakasi and Matabishi and the rangers are sharing some selfies time. Even though, It’s really great to see the gorillas and the rangers sharing some quality time together!