A Park Ranger Comforts A Sad Gorilla That Just Lost Its Mother

September 15, 2015

A heartbreaking photo has surfaced of a park ranger comforting a gorilla that had just lost its mother to poachers.

orphaned gorilla sad about losing his mom
Photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images

In this photo, Patrick Karabaranga, a ranger at the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, sits with an orphaned mountain gorilla in the park's gorilla sanctuary. The gorilla appears to be showing his appreciation for the sympathy by placing his hand on the ranger's leg.

This gorilla, like the other three 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.

With more than 200 mountain gorillas, Virunga National Park accounts for about a quarter of the world's mountain gorilla population.

(h/t) MNN.com

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