From the Virunga National Park, at Congo, confirmed the death of one of its most beloved members. It’s about the iconic gorilla I’m not, who had an extravagant reputation for his strange way of getting involved in photographs.
As it transpired, the outlook is bleak in the Virunga National Park and the death of the animal has mourned the institution. The gorilla died in the arms of her carer with whom he maintained a close bond for more than a decade.
The popular gorilla who rose to prominence for posing for selfies with guards died at the age of 14. I’m not, who had his last breath in the arms of his caregiver on September 26, ceased to exist after suffering an illness in which his state of health gradually deteriorated.
Ndakasi’s life story
The dear I’m not She lived her entire life in captivity and was saved by the rangers of the Virunga National Park, in the east of Congo, when he was only two months old after losing his mother to an armed militia.
According to what they told from this emblematic park, the guards found the little gorilla on her mother’s body after they shot her and immediately transferred her to the Centro Senkwekwe of the park with Ignite together with another orphaned gorilla to receive assistance and to be constantly supervised.
But I’m not She had a full life and until 2019 she became a true global sensation after posing in a selfie with the ranger Mathieu Shamavu. This image was widely disseminated through social media.
His last days
Finally, the gorilla I’m not ceased to exist at the end of September and spent his last moments of life in the arms of the caregiver Andre Bauma, who had cared for her for 14 years. Both were photographed together, in a painful image, while the gorilla died on the man. “Virunga announces with deep sadness the death of the beloved orphaned gorilla, I’m not”Was the official statement from the park’s official account.
For his part, the caregiver Bauma, commented in a statement: “It has been a privilege to support and care for such a loving creature, especially knowing the trauma that I’m not suffered at a very young age. You could say that she looks like her mother, Nyiransekuye, whose name means someone happy to welcome others ”.
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