A photo has emerged of what a park ranger claims to be a selfie with two gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ranger Mathieu Shamavu says the picture was taken at Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A spokesperson for the park told Sky News the pair both lived in a specially designed unit which cares for gorilla orphans who have been victimised by poachers or animal traffickers.
Mr Shamavu described his captivating composition as just “another day in the office”.
He is part of the park’s Elite Anti-Poaching Units And Combat Trackers group, which is tasked with protecting the animals.
A team of more than 600 rangers undergoes “intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park’s exceptional wildlife”, according to the Virunga National Park website.
Around one third of the world’s population of critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the park’s lush volcanic forests.
Source: Sky news