Ndakasi, Mountain Gorilla In Viral Photobomb Selfie, Dies In Her Caretaker’s Arms – NDTV

Ndakasi, Mountain Gorilla In Viral Photobomb Selfie, Dies In Her Caretaker's Arms

Ndakasi took her final breath in the arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma.

Ndakasi, a mountain gorilla from Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is back in the news. This time, the update will break your heart. The 14-year-old gorilla has died due to a prolonged illness. Ndakasi rose to fame in 2019 after she photobombed her forest ranger’s selfie. The photo went viral over the Internet back then.

The news was shared by the forest officials via a statement released on Instagram. “It is with heartfelt sadness that Virunga announces the death of beloved orphaned mountain gorilla, Ndakasi, who had been under the care of the Park’s Senkwekwe Center for more than a decade,” it read. 

Ndakasi took her final breath in the arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma. Mr Bauma had looked after Ndakasi since 2007. She was only two when the rangers spotted her lying on her dead mother’s body. Rangers understood that she was too vulnerable to return to the wild. Hence, she was brought to the orphaned mountain gorilla centre.

Mr Bauma said in the statement, “It was a privilege to support and care for such a loving creature, especially knowing the trauma Ndakasi suffered at a very young age.” He further stated that Ndakasi’s sweet nature and intelligence helped him relate with the Great Apes and made him understand why humans needed to protect them with all power.

“I am proud to have called Ndakasi my friend,” added Mr Bauma. “I loved her like a child and her cheerful personality brought a smile to my face every time I interacted with her.”

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