Ndakasi, beloved mountain gorilla of photobomb fame, dies in caretaker’s arms at age 14


The tragedy of her birth was the beginning of her tragic life. 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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