(PICTURED Photographer Nelis) Theres nothing better than a little monkeying around to cheer you up as this gorillas keeper discovered. Sitting on a stump, caretaker Matthieu appears to be sadly hanging his head until his gorilla Matabishi slides up beside him. The female gorilla then sits with him and starts to hug him in an attempt to get his spirits up. It worked, and the carer was soon up on his feet at the at Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a large Central African country. The touching scene was captured by South African wildlife photographer Nelis Wolmarans from Cape Town.
PIC BY Nelis Wolmarans / CATERS NEWS / Animal Press *** Local Caption ***