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The gorillas who stand up like humans


Two gorillas at a sanctuary in Africa have learnt to imitate humans by standing on two legs.

The two standing gorillas, who were photographed posing for a selfie, live at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The two gorillas were brought to the Senkwekwe Sanctuary orphanage and raised by the rangers after their parents were killed by poachers in July 2007. The pair were just two and four months old at the time of their parents deaths.

Gorillas normally walk on their two legs and two arms but the park’s deputy director Innocent Mburanumwe, says the gorillas view the rangers, who rescued them, as their parents and standing up is their way of imitating them and “learning to be human beings”.

Source: BBC News

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