Wednesday, 3 March 2021

BBC: DR Congo's Virunga National Park: The deadly job of protecting gorillas

A warden at the Virunga National Park plays with an orphaned mountain gorilla, which is piggybacking on his back

image captionPark rangers also take care of orphaned mountain gorillas at Virunga

Protecting the forests of Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - home to endangered mountain gorillas - could be described as one of the toughest jobs on the planet. 

In the past 12 months, more than 20 of the park's staff have been murdered - and last week rebels were accused of killing the Italian ambassador to DR Congo, his security guard and driver in an attack within the park.

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