Heartbreaking photograph depicts the emotional display of mourning which transcends the boundary between humans and animals and shows the plight of mountain gorillas
The picture which has moved many people on social media depicts the ranger, Patrick Karabaranga from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo with his arm around the baby gorilla’s shoulder, seemingly comforting the animal after its mother’s death.
The gorilla appears to respond to the compassion by putting its hands on Karabaranga’s leg, a perfect example of man in perfect harmony with nature, although it’s a tragic case.
Wildlife poaching has become pervasive and conservationists have now resorted to using technology to fight the crime. Owing to poaching and deforestation, mountain gorillas have become a critically endangered and reports suggest that “poaching continues unabated and “forests are rapidly being destroyed by commercial logging,” biodiversity conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature said.
Source: The Dodo