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Man Reunites with Childhood Friend (Video)


Damian Aspinall and Kwibi the gorilla grew up together in England when Kwibi was very young, but Kwibi had to be released into the forests of West Africa when he was 5 years old. This video shows the precious moment in which Damien and Kwibi reunite after 5 years of not seeing each other.

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6:30PM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

happy/sad tears

11:33AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

It was good to see Kwibi settled and having his own family in the wild. But this film shows more the need of the human for contact with the animal, and not the other way around. I feel it was unkind to appear before Kwibi only to leave him again shortly afterwards, leaving him with a sense of loss, as demonstrated by his following them down the river and waiting on the bankside. I wonder how long he waited after the expedition ended. Aspinall was only satisfying his own needs and did not consider Kwibi's own thoughts and feelings. When you have done the job you should leave well alone.

11:01PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

That was simply wondrous and I loved it!! Brought tears to my eyes and big smiles to my heart.....

1:58AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

how wonderful..............thanks for sharing with us! Delighted he could be released and he's surviving!

11:30AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

Soooo beautiful and moving ........... Thank you for sharing this with us !!!!!!!!

9:00AM PST on Dec 20, 2012


12:47PM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

How Beautiful & Heartwarming! Smile & Cry, Cry & Smile. This shows you how Intelligent & full of Emotions Animals Truly Are! Thank you....;)

9:52PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Sweet, and sad at the same time- but so great that Kwibi gets to live a normal life in his true home.

2:56PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012


3:01AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

What a moving video! It brought tears to my eyes to see such love from this gorilla. It just breaks my heart to hear about so much poaching and cruelty toward these loving & highly intelligent mammals. Thank You for sharing this Care2.

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