The selfie shots of two posing gorilla posted on twitter on the 19th of April 2019 has taken off like a stampede.
The two shots showing the gorrilas posing with anti-poaching rangers, have descended into memes as the tweet has been retweeted 65.2k and 275k likes.
The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.
The tweet was shared by a twitter user based in the United Kingdom.
Two Gorillas pose with the anti-poaching rangers who guard them pic.twitter.com/Gvt3acyB0J
— 🤴🏼💅🏼 (@Spilling_The_T) April 19, 2019
Also, another twitter account with the name Joshua Oliveros, explains the actions of the gorillas.
To clarify, apes, specifically gorillas and chimpanzees, normally move through a type of quadrupedal locomotion (knuckle-walking) but sometimes engage in bipedalism (standing using their legs).
— Niño (@_JoshuaOliveros) April 20, 2019
A March 19, 2019 National Geography article titled “Why this gorrila prefer to walks upright” gives an insight into reason why gorrilas practise bipedal.
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