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Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 10:56 AM
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The two Gorillas were rescued as babies by the rangers following their mothers murder at the hands of poachers in 2007 , they were taken to Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where they have lived since then free of the threats faced by the rest of their species.

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.
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I post this because it's both a great picture and a reminder of the dangerous but worthwhile work the brave men and women of the park rangers in DR Congo and throughout Africa.

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


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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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I know that Moderator!

Cool photo.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:06 AM
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A great selfie by the brave park rangers, I love how the Gorillas seem to be standing tall and upright for the pic, can't be seen to be slouching.
The one on the left looks like patty from the Patterson-Gimlin footage!!


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posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:17 AM
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This is fantastic. I love it.

Best thing is that beer belly on the gorilla in front! 😂😂



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:22 AM
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Bigfoot!



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Gargoyle91

Bigfoots ?



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:25 AM
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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.




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 11:42 AM
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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.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:06 PM
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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.


He almost looks like he has his hands in his pockets, right?

(I am assuming his gender 'cos he looks macho as f###. Someone Google that)




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:10 PM
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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.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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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.


I thought it was Darren Till for a moment, then realised he'd been arrested in Tenerife for robbing a taxi.




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 01:42 PM
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That's an MF'en Bigfoot!!



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Gargoyle91

Bigfoots ?


Bigfeet?



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Gargoyle91

Bigfoots ?


Bigfeet?



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

They certainly can be if provoked.

But for the most part they are smart, shy and pretty gentle.



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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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.


Hes probably mimiciking or "ape ing" the stance of his human buddies.
They do that,you can teach them to do all sorts of things,wash clothes,launch Ddos attacks,make joints etc.

the other one is doing a sheepixh yet smug photobomb.




posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 08:33 PM
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What a wonderful photo!
Thank you for sharing!



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 08:54 PM
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I have the upmost respect for those and other anti poaching rangers



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 08:56 PM
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I think they are actually pretty gentle, powerful but gentle..chimp's, on the other hand are the real savages.



posted on Apr, 23 2019 @ 09:08 AM
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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.



Just don't give a chimp a AK47.
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