Footage released of toddler playing with gorillas

Footage recorded nineteen years ago of an 18-month-old interacting with a gorilla at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent has been released.

Tansy under the watchful eye of the gorilla. Credit: Aspinall Foundation

Damian Aspinall introduced his daughter Tansy to a group of critically endangered gorillas, with the video showing her happily playing with the primates.

The video has been released to help raise awareness of the gorillas' plight and the need to return them to their natural habitat.