Endangered mountain gorilla selfie takes over the internet

An anti-poaching ranger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took selfies with a pair of endangered mountain gorillas, and described it like “just another day in the office”.

Virunga National Park anti-poaching ranger Mathieu Shamavu posted his selfie with the two gorillas on Facebook to raise to raise awareness and funds for the species at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The image show two gorillas standing upright and looking at the camera, the image has taken over the internet garnering attention to bring the species into spotlight.

One third of the world’s population of critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the region Virunga National Park. The park is protected by a team of 600 dedicated rangers round the clock, they undergo intensive training, risking their lives on a daily basis to safeguard the park’s exceptional wildlife.