Two gorillas looked all dapper and extremely human-like when they posed for selfies with their anti-poaching ranger friends at the Virunga National Park in Congo.
In photos shared by The Elite AntiPoaching Units and Combat Trackers on Facebook, the gorillas can be seen standing casually behind one of the rangers, Patrick Sadiki when he takes the camera out for selfies.
The Facebook post which has a caption, “Another day at the office” quickly went viral on the internet thanks to the amazing poses by the primates.
The post has amassed over 15,000 likes as the time of the writing!
The two gorillas named Ndakasi and Matabishi surely know how to pose for the camera.
Nevertheless, behind the great poses the gorillas made in front of the camera, it is apparent to see how well the primates get along with the rangers.
Both gorillas are orphans and they grew up with the rangers since they were young. All the rangers have to go through intensive trainings and risk their lives on a daily basis as they fight against poachers who are willing to go to extra lengths to capture the endangered mountain gorillas.
Thanks to their hard work, these gorillas now are well-protected from any harms and threats by the poachers.
Hence, it was not a surprise to see how close the gorillas were with the rangers when they took several selfies together.
“What an amazing photo! It’s wonderful to see how comfortable gorillas are around you. They know that you protect them like you would your own family,” one Facebook user commented.
Another user also commented on how amazing their day-to-day work was, “Wow, that is an awesome office you’ve got there. Stay safe and thank you for the amazing work you do.”
According to a BBC interview, these gorillas live within enclosures to keep them safe. Seeing them standing up is a rare and funny occurrence. In this case they were curious and were trying to imitate their human rangers friends.