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Two gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo posed for a selfie with officials of a national park in Virunga.

The gorillas were rescued as babies and sent to the Senkwekwe Sanctuary by anti-poacher unit members in 2007.

They were just two and four months old at the time but poachers killed their parents.

The gorillas have now been seen in a photograph posing for a selfie with two rangers who helped in rescuing them.

According to the deputy director of the Virunga National Park, Innocent Mburanumwe, the gorillas have learnt how to imitate those taking care of them.

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The BBC quoted Mburanumwe as saying that the gorillas “are imitating the humans”.

He said the gorillas stand on their two legs as they learn “to be human beings” adding that it “doesn’t happen normally”.

Mburanumwe said he “was very surprised to see it… so it’s very funny. It’s very curious to see how a gorilla can imitate a human and stand up.”

Eastern DR Congo where the Virunga National Park is located has for years witnessed conflicts that threaten the park’s existence.

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On many occasions rangers protecting animals from poachers have been killed by armed men.

 

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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