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OffbeatGorillas pose for selfie with anti-poaching officers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

05:17  21 april  2019
05:17  21 april  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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An anti - poaching ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has described his striking selfie with a pair of endangered mountain gorillas , which has grabbed worldwide attention of social media, as 'just another day in the office'.

The gorillas live in Virunga National Park – a UNESCO world heritage site in the Democratic Republic of Congo – and can be seen posing in pics with anti - poaching officers . Virunga has 600 dedicated rangers and two of them snapped the heart-warming series of selfies with the gorillas who

Gorillas pose for selfie with anti-poaching officers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo © Provided by ABC News The two mountain gorillas were photographed at Congo's Virunga National Park.

An anti-poaching ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has described his striking selfie with a pair of endangered mountain gorillas as "just another day in the office".

Virunga National Park anti-poaching ranger Mathieu Shamavu posted his selfie with the two gorillas on Facebook as part of his units' efforts to raise awareness and funds for the species at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The image, featuring the two gorillas standing upright and looking at the camera, has grabbed international attention on social media, bringing the plight of the species into the spotlight.

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DeGeneres, but some handsome gorillas at the Virunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site the in Democratic Republic of Congo . dangerous one, it seems they also find time to bond with the gorillas they're risking their necks for - enjoying a little downtime by posing for pictures together.

officers .Two gorillas at the Virunga National Park in Congo looked extraordinarily human-like as they posed for a selfie with anti - poaching rangers. Virunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo , has 600 dedicated rangers and two of them snapped the heartwarming series of selfies.

According to the Virunga National Park website, one third of the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the region.

The park is protected by a team of more than 600 rangers, and is situated in a region of the country which has been impacted by war for more than 20 years.

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"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," the website says.

Facebook users thanked the rangers for their work protecting the species, with many donating money.

"Wow that is an awesome office you've got there," said one commenter of Mr Shamavu's workplace.

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