Tag: Gorilla

Man Reunites with His Gorilla Friend for the First Time in Five Years

You never know how an old friend will react when you see them after many years—especially if that old friend is a wild animal. Kwibi, a lowland gorilla, grew up with conservationist Damian Aspinall in the Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When Kwibi was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of a re-introduction program. But if you think this is the end of their story, you’re wrong. Damian was missing his old friend, so he went on a mission to find him in the wild. After a long search, he finally...

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Zoo Footage Captures Gorilla Walking Upright On Two Legs

Ambam, the western lowland gorilla, has learned a new nifty trick at the Kent Animal park.   The massive silverback gorilla is causing a stir around the globe when viral footage of him was released standing upright on two legs and walking like an ordinary human.   Instead of walking around on all fours, Ambam has learned how to balance and walk while standing on two legs. His human-like action has led to a steep increase in the number of zoo visitors. Ambam stands at about six feet tall when standing upright. But the difference between him and the...

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Gorilla Plays Peek-A-Boo with a Toddler at the Zoo

Zoos give us the chance to explore nature and animals in a way we wouldn’t be able to otherwise. Usually, we go and watch the animals live in peace, but sometimes, the animals want to have a little fun.   Two and a half year old Isaiah visited the Columbus Zoo in Ohio with his parents and was so excited to see the animals! At one point, he ran up to the gorilla cage to get a better look—and found a new friend in a young gorilla named Kamoli.   When Kamoli saw the toddler run to him, he...

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The Way This Gorilla Walks Is Making Him Famous Around the World

At the Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, a silverback gorilla named Ambam has made quite the name for himself. It’s gotten to the point where people from the far corners of the Earth have flocked to this zoo and nature preserve just to see Ambam. However, they don’t see him just because he’s one of the few silverback gorillas in the area. They come for a different reason. Ambam has learned quite the feat; he now enjoys walking on his hind legs like a human. In fact, the zookeepers and handlers think he may have picked...

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Two Old Friends Reunited In The Jungle, And One of Them's A Gorilla

Damian Aspinall is an English millionaire entrepreneur and wildlife conservationist. Many years ago, at his wildlife park in rural England, a gorilla named Kwibi was born. After growing up happy and healthy, he was released into the wild alongside six other young gorillas. Five years later, Damian learned that Kwibi may have been sighted near a riverbank in the African country of Gabon. Anxious to see him, Damian traveled to the small country even though he had no idea if they could find him, let alone how he would react. When they finally find Kwibi, it’s a bit of...

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