A gorilla that captured the sees of many people a few years ago after posing for a relaxed selfie has died.
The mountain gorilla, named Ndakasi reportedly died at an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo‚Äôs Virunga National Park.
According to Park, Ndakasi dies after a long illness in which her condition rapidly deteriorated
‚ÄúIt is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi,‚ÄĚ¬†the park announced in a tweet.
‚ÄúShe died in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma.‚ÄĚ
In 2019, the gorilla made headlines after she and other gorillas posed for a relaxed selfie with rangers who had rescued their babies.
At the time, the park‚Äôs deputy director told BBC that the gorillas had learned to imitate their caregivers.
The park‚Äôs official further noted that the gorilla‚Äôs took the rangers as their parents.
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