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6-Yrs After Raising Wild Gorilla He Introduced His Wife & Despite Warnings, She Got Too Close

Damian Aspinall is well-known for his conservationist work with lowland gorillas. For decades, he and his family have worked on increasing the number of gorillas in the wild by raising and releasing them into their natural habitats.

Years after releasing a pair of gorillas, Damian and his wife, Victoria, met up with them in the wild…and the interaction took everyone by surprise.

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The two gorillas, named Djalta and Ima, were raised by Damian when they were just small babies at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent.

They were released as fully-grown adults back in 2003.

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Damian planned on introducing his wife, Victoria, to the two gorillas. However, they needed to be careful. Western Lowland gorillas can be territorial and shy of humans entering their space.

Even though Djalta and Ima were raised by Damian, there was a possibility that they wouldn’t welcome him into their home.

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But, thankfully, when Damian and Victoria approached them, the gentle giants welcomed them with opened arms.

Victoria had never met the pair of apes before, but that didn’t stop them from being curious, affectionate, and playful with her.

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It seemed that Ima fell in love with Victoria; he stole her hat, exchanged lots of hugs, and even played with her hair as she laid down in his lap.

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It’s touching to see both Ima and Djalta not only remember Damian, but to embrace his wife as part of their family, as well. The emotional intelligence of these incredible creatures is stunning.

The entire encounter is unbelievable, but so sweet to see. As humans, we should do our best to protect these creatures and their homes in the wild!

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Cockatoo Refused To Go To Her Cage And Throws Hilarious “Temper Tantrum”

Sometimes kids can be a handful, especially when they don’t listen. It’s not uncommon for children to throw temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. But this temper tantrum is nothing like any you’ve ever seen before. And that’s because it isn’t a child, but rather a Cockatoo!

This Cockatoo, named Pebble, was told to go back to her cage, but she has other things in mind. She refuses to listen and shows her anger with a hilarious temper tantrum.

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She rambles on and on for a few minutes to her human dad who keeps telling her to come to him. Some of what she says is hard to understand, but she does throw in a few curse words.

2:43 into the video, Pebble’s dad asks her if she has an attitude, and she responds with “Ya, that’s right!” It’s clear that this sassy bird is not afraid to let her feelings be known and she definitely won’t take any orders from anyone.

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Sadly, Pebble has gone from home to home in the past 20 years, but she’s finally with a loving family who takes great care of her. She may get moody sometimes, but she’s a great bird!

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Cockatoos are a type of Parrot, which are famous for imitation of speech. Some Parrots, like the African Grey Parrot, are able to mimic human speech or sounds perfectly, but Cockatoos are not as good at it. While they can imitate sounds and words, their accuracy is limited, which explains why it’s sometimes hard to understand what Pebble is saying.

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Little Girl Tries To Teach Her Great Dane To Sit For Treats And She’s Thrilled When It Works

Kids love mimicking grown-ups. Whether it’s making dinner with play food or fake vacuuming the house, it gives them a sense of pride and helps them connect to the world around them. In this video, a sweet little girl is taking after her parents as she tries to give the dog a treat and teach him how to sit on command.

 

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We all love watching kids interact with animals. It’s like cuteness overload! But what makes this video so adorable is the interaction between her and her Great Dane who is visibly three sizes bigger than her!

 

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No more than two years old, this sweetheart is all giggly and excited to be giving him a treat. She waves it around and says, “Sit, sit!”And of course, with Great Danes being so smart, he listens to her command and sits like a good boy.

She’s so thrilled that she can command the dog just like her mommy and daddy do. It’s instant gratification for her. Until she wants to do it again!

 

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Kids and dogs have a special relationship. Kids nurture and entertain their dogs while dogs protect them. Seeing this toddler teach her dog is so darn cute, it will definitely make you smile!

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Dog Stared Down Driveway & Wouldn’t Budge, Her Owner Saw And Called For Help

As we know, canines have heightened senses. What they can hear and see is quite remarkable but there is this other innate sense some dogs have that make a story like this one extra special. Rob Jerry and his dog Sadie came outside early one morning. They have a specific routine both of them enjoy. But as Sadie made her way down the driveway, she abruptly stopped. Then refused to move.

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Rob stared back at Sadie, wondering what was going on. Her ears and body indicated something was wrong. Rob then heard something in the distance. He wasn’t sure what it was at first, but as the sounds grew louder, Rob realized that it was someone in distress.

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In fact, when Rob went to investigate the noise Sadie was alerting to, he found that his elderly neighbor had fallen. Rob’s neighbor was just lying there. He went to check his mailbox and slipped. The neighbor had badly broken his hip. In such frigid temperatures and being on his own, there was no way he would have survived long.

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Sadie, the Great Dane, is no ordinary dog. She saved a man’s life by telling her human, in her own special way, that someone needed her help. Because Rob was able to get to his neighbor on time, he was rushed to the hospital where he made a full recovery. We are so grateful for dogs for so many reasons. Sadie, you’re a true hero!