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Gorillas reunite after three years apart

Posted on Friday, 17 August, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: BrianPotter

Image credit: CC 2.5 Kabir Bakie

The emotional reunion between two brother gorillas at a safari park has been caught on camera.

Kesho and his younger brother Alf were parted three years ago when one of them was sent to London Zoo as part of a breeding programme. Their emotional reunion upon seeing one another again for the first time has proven to be one of the most human-like displays of affection ever observed in a primate species.

"We weren't entirely sure that the brothers would even know each other, but the moment they met you could just see the recognition in their eyes," said gorilla keeper Mark Tye. "It is great for Alf to have an older brother to look up to and learn from and Kesho seems to enjoy being the centre of attention."

"Kesho the gorilla and his younger brother Alf had been apart for nearly three years after being sent to different zoos."

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Comment icon #9 Posted by redhen on 16 August, 2012, 17:51
awwww.......cute!! I love primates!! they are ADOWABLE!! For the record; Homo sapiens is a member of the order Primates.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Timonthy on 17 August, 2012, 13:16
Want video!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Junior Chubb on 17 August, 2012, 23:24
Guys and Girls, you're getting me excited about this, it better be good...
Comment icon #12 Posted by TruthSeeker-Daniel on 18 August, 2012, 1:04
Traits like brotherhood & loyalty, affection aren't the exclusive province of homo sapiens. Remember Binti, the Silverback gorilla who defended a child who had fallen into the gorilla enclosure from other gorillas ? Wouldn't it be interesting to read their minds ?
Comment icon #13 Posted by csspwns on 18 August, 2012, 2:58
wheres the video? i wanna see video!
Comment icon #14 Posted by coolguy on 18 August, 2012, 4:18
Gorillas and monkeys are awesome.they are so smart
Comment icon #15 Posted by Eldorado on 18 August, 2012, 7:39
I'd like to see the "2 days later" video where they have a drink and the younger brother remembers the bamboo airplane he spent 3 weeks lovingly crafting being smashed over his head by his Big Bro. *knowing smiley*
Comment icon #16 Posted by Lady Annabella on 18 August, 2012, 18:53
very sweet story
Comment icon #17 Posted by Ryegrog on 19 August, 2012, 1:35
It may be 3 years to us but I wonder if it was more years to a gorilla? Like it's said for every year to us is 7 for a dog.
Comment icon #18 Posted by woopypooky on 19 August, 2012, 7:48
It may be 3 years to us but I wonder if it was more years to a gorilla? Like it's said for every year to us is 7 for a dog. gorilla - 5 years orang utan - 4.5 yrs chimp - 5.5 yrs bigfoot - 50 yrs

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