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Toddler Grew Up Raising Gorillas. Now Watch What Happens When They Reunite…

By Karly Carpena
January 11, 2016


Tansy Aspinall grew up around gorillas in Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, helping her family’s Aspinall Foundation in its work rehabilitating captive gorillas and eventually releasing them into their natural habitat in western Africa. Twelve years after releasing two gorillas named Bimms and Djalta, Tansy and her father Damian travelled to Gabon to see if they could find their old friends. It’s incredible enough when Djalta and Bimms appear, and amazing when they respond to Damian’s calls, but the way they react to Tansy, who was just a small child the last time they saw her?