These Gorillas Imitating Humans In A Selfie With Anti-Poachers Invited The Exact Twitter Foolishness You're Expecting
"Get the whole fit, bruh."
According to the BBC, the mountain gorillas are housed at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they are being attended to since the death of their mothers by poachers in July 2007.
Virunga's Deputy Director Innocent Mburanumwe explained to the BBC the rare but amusing pose.
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"They are imitating the humans," he said.
Their technique of standing upright means they are "learning to be human beings."
"I was very surprised to see it... so it's very funny. It's very curious to see how a gorilla can imitate a human and stand up," Mburanumwe added.
Of course, the internet couldn't help but put its comedic twist on the now-viral photo.
first pic icy af if we being real https://t.co/mP99m0V3Q5— wholesome feller 🤠 (@iAintAsianTho) April 20, 2019
“Get the whole fit bruh.” pic.twitter.com/oMII82fsbk— wholesome feller 🤠 (@iAintAsianTho) April 20, 2019
Coming soon pic.twitter.com/0xmO7HdOsL— Budz (@bdzski) April 20, 2019
First thing I thought of was this song pic.twitter.com/NTS6ZTQT5M— Hank Kingsley (@Hank_HeyNow) April 20, 2019
“My friend wants to talk to you he’s the guy over there” pic.twitter.com/yv8wJ11EfF— Will West (@WillWest19) April 21, 2019
Big mood pic.twitter.com/15Qvo3cYsv— Brother Nature (@BrotherNature) April 20, 2019
Vs how chicks be taking pictures pic.twitter.com/F0mMbtbVFQ— Shaggy (@Punit_TNT) April 20, 2019
Felt cute, might delete later pic.twitter.com/CujzqXmm9f— Karen from finance (@MoonOfToni) April 20, 2019
Ranger: Act natural!— El Chapo (@mothupi_t) April 20, 2019
Gorilla: Puts hands in pocket pic.twitter.com/kgIqAvgbdI
The life of an anti-poaching ranger comes with a risky price tag. Per an April 2018 report from the BBC, five rangers lost their lives at Virunga last year, adding to the more than 130 park rangers who have died since 1996. The Independent adds the possibility of violence to the 600-person anti-poaching unit is so severe that officials shut down Virunga from May 2018 to February 2019 following the death of one ranger and the abduction of two tourists from England.
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