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Congo’s famous mountain gorilla dies at 14 following a prolonged illness – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-10-07 16:56:58 –

After taking a selfie with a ranger in Virunga National Park in Congo, the famous gorilla died.

Park officials said Dakashi died on September 26 at the age of 14, “after a long-term illness in which her condition deteriorated rapidly.”

“It’s a real sadness to announce the death of Virunga’s beloved orphan mountain gorilla, Dakashi,” the park said on social media.

park Said “I took my last breath in the affectionate arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend Andre Bauma,” said the gorilla.

Ndakasi was only two months old when he discovered in 2017 that a park ranger was clinging to the lifeless body of his mother, who was shot down by an armed militia a few hours ago.

Bauma comforted the baby by holding her small body tightly on her bare breasts, and he has continued to take care of her ever since.

Ndakasi talked about her “selfie” in 2019 when she took a photo with park ranger Mathieu Shamavu at the orphaned mountain gorilla Senkwekwe Center.



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