There is nothing stronger in this world than the love felt for parents. And that applies not only to humans but to all sentient beings. So losing a parent is the most tragic experience for any living being on Earth. And wildlife photographer Phil Moore has captured some heartwarming photos to prove it.
After losing her mother to poaching, for this gorilla, the pain is too real. And because the moment was so overwhelming, the poor creature found the support of one of the park’s rangers, Patrick Karabaranga, whose compassion for the orphaned gorilla was also touched.
The photo was taken in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A place where orphaned gorillas like this find solace and protection from cruel poachers.
As a result of mass deforestation, the mountain gorillas, like many other species, have become critically endangered species. In recent years, their number has decreased significantly. Besides, poaching is another human activity that threatens wildlife.
Some great conservation efforts have been made to restore gorilla populations, and Virunga National Park can be a very positive example in this way.
About 200 individuals are living here, accounting for about a quarter of the world’s mountain gorilla population. However, there is still much work to be done!