18 Month Old Baby Plays With Gorillas

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 10:29 PM
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18 Month Old Baby Plays With Gorillas

This short video was uploaded just a few days ago, from the 'Aspinall Foundation', which rescues extremely endangered western lowland gorillas from the Congo and Gabon. The foundations founder (Damian Aspinall) shows how gentle and trusting these gorillas can be.



Incredible video, but I still can't help think of the risk to the tot...




posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Amazing vid but you won't see my kid in there.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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negligence...how insanely stupid...
you see, the child can't protect himself....at all....that's negligence with a wild animal loose next to a toddler...
not till he's eight or nine years old, my friends



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Parents should be jailed for sheer stupidity



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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it's clear the gorilla is assimilated but still, the child's actions could be completely irrational or surprising since it doesn't know the limitations of the gorilla. the video was evident everything was fine as the gorilla took a maternal instinct to the encounter. lots of trust needed from both parties.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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Trust indeed.

This is my beautiful world.



posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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Just because its predictable doesn't mean its safe..
safety first..
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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 11:59 PM
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While I understand people's resignation and fear over matters such as these, I cannot help but see the beautiful coil between nature in looking at this. Adults will always aim to 'protect' children but sometimes the natural relationship between innocense of child and animals is shear splendour.

When I was 31/5 years old I snuck away alone to the zoo which was behind where I lived. That was my favorite place in the world. I guess people were searching for some hours. I was quite comfortable with the lions that surrounded me in what I felt was a sense of peace of being. There was absolutely no fear.

The police found me sleeping upon the belly of a female lion who was cleaning me. I was surrounded by her pride in protection of me. I remember feeling quite at home with them and didn't want to leave. I remember that every chance I got I was running away to the zoo.

Upon discovery and the attempt to 'rescue' me by the humans, the lions tried to defend me from them in fear that I would be hurt by them. I'll never forget that day. The only fear I recall was coming from the humans.

I can't explain it but it just was simply one of the best experiences of my life.
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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That's almost the craziest story iv'e ever heard,if true

but if i was a lion,i wouldn't eat you either
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:13 AM
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No word of a lie. I remember how at home I felt with them and truly just wanted to be in their presence. I had a real issue with running away to the zoo back then. But the entire zoo people caught on after that experience and there were far too many eyes for me to ever repeat that experience, however many times I tried. They seemed to all know and be looking out for that little runnaway girl who seemed to just baffle them.

After that I knew there was no hope entering the zoo which broke my heart. I soon resorted to collecting wounded animals of all kinds, bringing them home to the horror of my grandparents.

That is why when I saw this video I instantly was reminded of that absolute splendour of being that I still remember vividly to this day.
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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That's unbelievably cute,you truly have a heart of a lion

closest thing to an experience like that was my experience riding horses..
and dating a pyromaniac
no,i'm not a toothless cowboy
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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that isnt a very good idea.....



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by all2human
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That's unbelievably cute,you truly have a heart of a lion

closest thing to an experience like that was my experience riding horses..
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Would love to hear your experience.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 12:26 AM
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feel free to u2u me
fellow Canuck..
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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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What an amazing story! Animals can be surprising sometimes, i suppose that the normal reaction would be to assume that the lions would eat you! Maternal instincts are strong throughout the animal kingdom!

Great story!
I would think that this would have made the local news shows or news papers, do you have links? Perhaps dates and locations so we can look it up?



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Thats the way humanity should be, in harmony with all creatures could you imagine?
Is it possible that the gorila can see and scence innocence?
If that was a fully grown man would he be seen as the enemy?
anybody?



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 02:52 AM
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That gorilla won't attack the child as it possesses no harm. It's almost the same as a baby of theirs and they act like it's their own child. Gorilla's are awesome animals and we should really preserve them, especially the mountain gorilla, as there are only about 800 of them left.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:01 AM
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It's wonderful that the gorillas were so friendly, and while I feel there was never any danger of intentional harm, there was two occasions where one of the gorillas picked the child up to carry, and wasn't very gentle about it. I would imagine a baby gorilla is probably tougher than that of an 18 month old human child, and the adult gorilla (probably) wont be aware of that.

Still, an awesome sight to behold, the kid must have been loving it.



posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:08 AM
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i dissagree they are so in touch if the child was to scream or wimper i think the gorilla would scence the situation they cant speak so they would be more in touch with emotion.





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