14 year old “Ndakasi “a mountain gorilla who became an internet star after appearing in selfie shots has died. Ndakasi has died in the arms of the ranger who rescued her as an infant
Andre Bauma, has been looking after Ndakasi since 2007 as a two month old baby. He rescued Ndakasi after he found her clinging to her dead mother’s body. After the death of her mother, she was too vulnerable in the wild. She was transferred to an orphanage for mountain gorillas.
“She took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma”, the park’s statement said after her death following a “prolonged illness”.