Andre with a 10 y/o female orphaned gorilla

People and scenes from the Congo

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Virunga National Park is one of the most biologically diverse protected areas on the planet. It is also a geologic wonder and contains two of the world’s most active volcanoes. Sadly, much of its history has been plagued by violence however there are signs of hope. This is thanks to all the men and woman of the park who bravely risk their lives every day protecting it and its inhabitants and all of those who have donated or visited.  The pictures here aim to give an idea of the park's beauty and those who depend on the parks revenue to survive. 

Andre with a 10 y/o female orphaned gorilla

Andre with a 10 y/o female orphaned gorilla

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Ranger's Center

Ranger's Center

The view of the rangers center at Bukima

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Mikeno Lodge

Mikeno Lodge

One of the 12 cottages at Mikeno

The Orphans

The Orphans

I had the good fortune of spending a day with Andre and the orphans of Virunga in Dec.  The bond between them is unlike anything I've ever seen. 

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The orphans of Virunga

The orphans of Virunga

The Congo Hounds

The Congo Hounds

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