Damien Aspinall was the generous caregiver to zoo-bred gorilla named Kwibi. 2005 marked the fifth year of Kwibi’s birth at the zoo and as a result, these humanitarians released sweet Kwibi back into the wild. The beautiful and distant land of Gabon, West Africa is where this gentle gorilla belongs.
John Damian Androcles Aspinall took good care of Kwibi. He made sure since he was born that dear Kwibi’s did not want for anything. He spent countless hours bonding with this noble prime ape, so when it was time to part ways, Aspinall had a difficult time with it. He felt he had given a part of himself, shared a part of himself. The proud businessperson could not bear the thought, but the more he thought, the more he realized the thought he could not bear was Kwibi being denied his rightful habitat.
After they returned the now grown Kwibi, they spent a long five years apart as. Kwibi has plenty of time to reacquaint himself with his natural surroundings. He will miss his dear friend, but this is a part of his identity. With time, they both will heal appropriately.
We all need to pass on our genetic code. Kwibi is no exception to this impulse. Five long years pass and Aspinall goes to rediscover his dear old friend. He boats deep around Africa, through narrow rivers and canals. Searching and calling into the brush for his furry friend.
After a significant amount of searching them finally stumbles this now adult male gorilla. Cautious Aspinall slowly approaches his once familiar family. This anxious ape observes and examines, gently patting Aspinall’s sweet, sweat drenched face. This cute reconnection leaves them both silent, judging all the changes both of them have gone through.
With each generation comes more understanding and more confusion. Each of these caring souls brings hope for more understanding and the patient to watch someone grow. This beautiful story does not stop there! The conclusion to this reunion will leave you speechless! What are your thoughts? We would love to hear from you.
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