Society

Video: Tansy Aspinall, 18 Months Old, Plays with Gorilla

| by Michael Allen

In a video (below) that has gone viral on the web, a gorilla picks up a toddler and gently plays with her.

The video was actually shot 22 years ago by conservation activist Damian Aspinall at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, reports the NY Daily News.

Aspinall waited over two decades because the child in the video is his daughter Tansy, who was just 18 months old.

Aspinall released the video to show how gentle gorillas are, reports ABC News. The gorilla in the video never harms Tansy as she pats its head. The two even go down a slide together.

Aspinall’s foundation works to preserve endangered gorillas