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


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

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.

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