/Ndakasi, beloved mountain gorilla whose photobomb led to global fame, dies in caretakers arms – The Washington Post

Ndakasi, beloved mountain gorilla whose photobomb led to global fame, dies in caretakers arms – The Washington Post


Her life started with tragedy. In April 2007, rangers at the Congolese park found a 2-month-old Ndakasi “clinging to the lifeless body of her mother, gunned down by armed militia hours earlier,” park officials said in a statement. Her mother’s death was part of a series of massacres of gorilla families in the region that led the park to strengthen the protection of its mountain gorillas, they added.

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