Rachel Masika Baraka, 25, was killed on May 11 when she was trying to defend two British tourists from armed men who were kidnapping them. (The two were released shortly after, but it is not clear if the ransom of 173,000 euros was paid.) Baraka is one of the more than 170 guards who have died in the past two decades while protecting the park’s wildlife and tourists They come to see the animals, particularly the famous mountain gorillas.

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