Dad lets toddler play with gorillas, but waits 20 years to tell anyone9/16/2012
Damian Aspinall might not take home the Best Dad Ever award, but he sure knows how to attract attention. The Brit recently released 20-year-old video footage of his 18-month-old daughter Tansy playing in a gorilla cage at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, England, with — what else? — hulking 300-pound gorillas. The footage is sweet, with one gorilla kissing Tansy, and one carrying her in its arms. But it begs the question: Uh, was that really a great idea? Aspinall thinks so. He says: “If we can show millions of people how gentle and noble and wonderful these animals are, then I think we’re doing the gorillas a service.” Tansy, now 23, agrees, though she doesn’t remember any of her interspecies play dates. [Source]
What do you think of these pro-gorilla parenting choices?