Orphaned gorillas pose with their carer in the Democratic Republic of Congo

And these pictures appear to prove that, much like modern humans, apes enjoy posing for a selfie.   

The snaps were taken by Patrick Sadiki Karabaranga, 39, who is the guardian of orphaned gorillas in Virunga national park in Rumangabo, Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Calf trapped neck deep in mud is rescued after he was spotted by eagle-eyed tram driver 

A tram driver rescued a calf trapped neck-deep in mud after it got stuck in a boggy pond that had turned to mud in the hot weather. 

Tiger cub seeks human help after death of mother tiger

A wild tiger cub took the mighty unusual step of seeking human help after losing her mother in the east of Siberia.

Rescued dancing monkeys released to island paradise

Animals Asia recently supported Indonesian organisation Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) in the wild release of 40 dancing monkeys rescued from the streets of Java.