Gorillas take selfie style photo with park ranger

Gorillas take selfie style photo with park ranger

A pair of mountain gorillas, some of the most endangered creatures on Earth, have been snapped in an uncannily human pose in a selfie with rangers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ranger Mathieu Shamavu, who is part of an anti-poaching unit, took the picture with the endangered apes, who appeared to be posing and casually standing upright.

Still, gorillas share over 90 percent of their DNA with humans, so it's no surprise that the cheeky "gorilla gals" are your new selfie queens.

De Waal said the reason gorillas imitate human behavior is "not because they think it is fun" but because "they identify with those who take care of them". A set of photos taken by their friendly protector shows one gorilla placing its hands on its hips and tossing its head back, and another coolly draped over its human friend's shoulders.

Fans of a photo of a ranger posing for a selfie with two gorillas have gone bananas - sending the post viral online. Innocent Mburanumwe, deputy director of Virunga, told the BBC that that the gorillas' mothers were both killed in July 2007.

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The two primates named Ndakasi and Matabishi live in Virunga National Park, a conservation area in the Democratic Republic of Congo which is protected by 600 rangers.

UNECSO has said: "The wide diversity of habitats produces exceptional biodiversity, notably endemic species and rare and globally threatened species such as the mountain gorilla".

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how well these gorillas know their angles? "These gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the flawless shot of their true personalities", Monday's caption says.

Describing their work on their website, the park said it has been "deeply" impacted by war and armed conflict over the last 20 years.

The Facebook post also added a cautionary plea for visitors to never approach a gorilla in the wild.

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