Not surprisingly, the adorable selfie has since gone viral, in part, no doubt, due to the casual, upright poses Ndakazi and Ndeze strike in the photo.
“YES, it’s real! Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the perfect shot of their true personalities!” Virunga National Park wrote. “Also, it’s no surprise to see these girls on their two feet either — most primates are comfortable walking upright (bipedalism) for short bursts of time.”
What’s most striking, however, is the look of love in the eyes of Ndakazi and Ndeze toward the man who changed their lives.