Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla who became popular following a viral selfie with rangers in 2019 has died after a prolonged illness.
“She died in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma.” Ndakasi, a gorilla photographed in 2019 posing for a relaxed selfie with rangers at an orphanage in the DRC’s Virunga National Park, has died after a prolonged illness.” Said BBC.
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Andre Bauma took in Ndakasi and other mountain gorillas when they were babies and have since been under their care. Ndakasi died in the arms of Andre.
“It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi.” Said Virunga National Park.