An emotional image of a park ranger hugging a gorilla that lost its mother to poachers has surfaced online.
It is obvious that the anguish is unbearable for this unfortunate mountain gorilla. The distraught gorilla is grasping park ranger Patrick Karabaranga for assistance in an obvious and heartfelt gesture of loss. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern Virunga National Park is where the picture was shot. The gorilla is obviously appreciative by placing his hand on the park ranger’s thigh, demonstrating the tremendous link that exists between Patrick, the ranger, and the animal.
Gorilla orphans are being reared among the mayhem in Congo. Unfortunately, due to two human activities, mountain gorillas are seriously threatened. First, there has been extensive habitat loss for all rainforest creatures, including gorillas, as a result of major deforestation. Due to businesses like agriculture and mining, 80,000 acres of the rainforest are lost every single day. Poaching is the second danger to gorillas. Unfortunately, the sale of gorilla flesh is a lucrative business that must be stopped.