Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gorilla Reunion

Have you seen this video? It shows the touching reunion of conservationist Damian Aspinall and Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he helped raise in captivity.

Kwibi was brought up at Howletts Wild Animal Park in England where he formed a close bond with Damian. When Kwibi was five years old, he was transported to Gabon, West Africa, and taught to live free in a protected reserve run by The Aspinall Foundation, a charitable trust that promotes wlldlife conservation and reintroduces animals bred in captivity back into the wild.

Now five years later, this reunion was caught by a camera crew making a documentary about The Aspinall Foundation's work with gorillas called Gorilla School, airing on Animal Planet.