Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gorilla orphan an park ranger share a touching moment

A shoulder to lean on
Patrick Karabaranga, a ranger at the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits with an orphaned mountain gorilla on July 17 in the park's gorilla sanctuary in Rumangabo.
With more than 200 mountain gorillas, Virunga National Park accounts for about a quarter of the world's mountain gorilla population. The four orphans currently living in the sanctuary were brought there after their parents were killed by poachers or as a result of illegal attempts by traffickers to smuggle them out of the park.


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