Yep, GORILLAS. Not Kendall Jenner, not some Hollywood star on their day off, but a group of pretty cool-looking gorillas at the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga Park.
Virunga’s website describes how the park has suffered considerably from conflict and warfare during the past twenty years.
According to their official page, “Virunga is protected by a dedicated team of over 600 rangers.”
“These local men and women go through intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park’s exceptional wildlife, including the last of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.”
Yet, even though Virunga rangers have an incredibly risky job, they seem to catch a moment here and there to hang out with the Park’s beautiful gorillas—the same ones they’re protecting. And in those few precious moments, it seems they managed to snap a selfie or two.
Check out those gorillas—hands down, they’re naturals.
In this picture posted a few days ago, titled ‘Another Day at the Office’, one Virunga ranger snaps a photo of himself with Matabishi and Ndakasi, two Virunga gorillas. In it, they’re posing behind his back, making these hilarious faces as if they’re club bouncers.
Wouldn’t want to mess with those two, right?
A different picture snapped in 2018, was titled ‘Family Portrait’, and features the same pair posing alongside ranger Sadiki.
The gorillas definitely need to get a little better at angling the shot…But we reckon that despite being able to see up their noses, it’s a pretty good effort.
Another picture, from the same year, is titled ‘Words to live by – Sagesse Intemporelle’.
It adds the passage: “When one is still young, it seems very simple to be a hero or a martyr. But as one marches on in life, one understands the price of a simple act of virtue, and only God can give us the strength to achieve this.”
Gorgeous selfies – but they still send an important message that there are people out there working like mad to protect the Park’s gorillas. For them, ‘another working day’ is very unlike what we’re used to.