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Gorillas take a humane pose in a selfie with a park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo



Photo taken by a worker in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo quickly became viral after it was posted on Facebook.

"Another day in the office …" Mathieu Shamavu wrote next to the picture: it was shared more than 20,000 times.

Female gorillas Ndakazi and Ndeze seem to be wild animals in front of the camera; one stands proudly in a power pose with feet spread wide while the other bends forward to get into the shot.

"These gorilla girls are always cheeky, so this was the perfect setting for their true personalities," Virunga National Park wrote on Instagram.

"It's also no surprise that these girls stand on their two legs ̵

1; most primates are comfortable for a short time to go upright (bipedalism)," she added.

The park that stretches along the northeast There are 22 primate species in the region, including three large monkeys.

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It is estimated that 1,000 mountain gorillas inhabit the area.

More than 600 Rangers are working to protect wildlife in the park, a 3,000 square kilometer site that has often seen violence and outbreaks of conflict.

Several Rangers were killed there and last year two Britons were abducted.
Another ranger, Hakizimana Sinamenye Chadrack, died in March after suffering severe injuries to a hippopotamus, the park said on its website. 19659013]
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