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Because they've grown up with the rangers who rescued them, Mr Mburanumwe added, "they are imitating the humans" - and standing on two legs is their way of "learning to be human beings".
But it "doesn't happen normally", he said.
"I 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."
Being a ranger, however, is not always fun - it is mainly dangerous work.
Five rangers were killed in Virunga National Park last year in an ambush by suspected rebels, and more than 130 park rangers have been killed in Virunga since 1996
originally posted by: mtnshredder
What a great pic. I rarely drink but I would hang with them and have a few brews! The one in front looks like he would drink me under the table though.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Jonjonj
He almost looks like he has his hands in his pockets, right?
That's the impression I got , almost like he's standing waiting for a bus.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
I was very impressed with that photo, and it got me wondering, are the great apes in general really that savage or is that an idea promoted in order to keep poachers away. If that is the case, they should keep putting up videos of Gorillas ripping people's arms off.