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16th July 2019

By Robert Ellis

A photo has emerged of what a park ranger claims to be a ‘selfie’ of two posing gorillas.

Mathieu Shamavu said he took the picture at Virunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The park told Sky News that the pair lived in a specially-designed unit, which cares for gorilla orphans who have been targeted by poachers or animal traffickers.

The rangers have previously posted several photos of them exceptionally close to their gorillas; Mathieu said his ‘captivating composition’ was just ‘another day in the office’.