Man Reunites With Gorilla After Five Years Apart
Kathleen Shipman 1/16/2016
Conservationist Damian Aspinall raised a gorilla named Kwibi in England, before releasing him into the wilds of Africa. Now five years later - Damian goes on a quest to find his gorilla friend once again.
The Aspinall Foundation is a program that reintroduces gorillas back into the wild. Kwibi is one of the gorillas that they raised at the Howletts Wild Animal Park in England, before releasing him into their reserves in West Africa. Now all of these years later, Damian is curious how his animal friend is doing. However, he is unsure of how Kwibi will react if he were to find him...
When Damian and his small team arrive in Africa, he begins to call Kwibi's name. All of a sudden, the gorilla appears at the river shore. When the conservationist sits with Kwibi, it's like no time has passed. He holds onto Damian's back, providing him love and affection. Kwibi even introduces him to his family. When it's time for Damian to leave, the gorilla tries to follows him. It's incredible to see how vividly he remembers the man after five years! According to Damian, it was one of the greatest experiences of his life.