Damian Aspinall reunited with his friend gorilla, Kwibi, after five years back in 2010′.
Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. In 2006′ when he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation program to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. During this reunion Kwibi is 10 years old, much bigger and stronger.
The silverback is now fully integrated into the wilds of Africa and is regarded as dangerous, having attacked other humans. But Mr Aspinall was determined to have a reunion with Kwibi. Mr Aspinall said: “I was a little concerned, but the moment I heard his deep rumbling love-gurgle I knew then that I was okay. He looked into my eyes with such intensity and love. It was an incredible experience. We just sat there together sort of drunk with each other.”
Check out this amazing video of the encounter!