Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

We all know how difficult it is to experience the passing of a loved one. It will take a while to get through it, but somehow, the pain never leaves us. It will always be there.

And just like us humans, animals can also feel the same pain. The agony, the mourning.

It was all too real for a mountain gorilla. His mother was killed by poachers, and by the photo itself, you can see how he really was in pain.

Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

Good thing that park ranger Patrick Karabaranga was there for the gorilla. In his most painful times, he got the park ranger to hold on to, literally and figuratively.

This photo was taken in July 2012 at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It aims to show that gorillas can also feel, and how we can show our concern to them as humans. Sadly, mountain gorillas are now critically endangered species because of deforestation and poaching.

Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

Just to answer for the needs of industries involving logging, agriculture, and mining, almost a hundred thousand acres of rainforest are being destroyed every day. Without these rainforests, the mountain gorillas are left with no place to go. Their chances of survival become very thin.

Because of the loss of habitats for these gorillas, they become potential targets for poachers who transport and sell gorilla meat.

Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

It may take a very difficult process to restore the mountain gorilla population, but we are all aware that with the continuous poaching and deforestation activities, we will see more photos like the mountain gorilla being consoled by a park ranger.

Gorilla mourns mom. What this man does for him is exceptional

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