Heartbreaking Photos Of Orphaned Gorillas In Congo

I just can’t with these.

The Virunga park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to some 210 mountain gorillas, approximately a quarter of the world’s population. The four orphans that live in the sanctuary are the only mountain gorillas in the world not living in the wild, having been brought here after their parents were killed by poachers or as a result of traffickers trying to smuggle them out of the park.

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Patrick Karabaranga, a warden at the Virunga National Park, sits with an orphaned mountain gorilla in the gorilla sanctuary.

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An orphaned mountain gorilla sits in a compound at the sanctuary.

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Andre Bahuma, another warden at 0ark, plays with an orphaned mountain gorilla.

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