National Geographic : 1953 Jul
64 National Geographic Photographers Volkmar Wentzel and Donald McBain Bimbo Remembers: a Hug for Kenneth, a Kiss for Roberta When the Wells youngsters went to the Washington zoo to see if a newly acquired gibbon was their former pet of Thailand days, the result was a literally touching reunion. The ape recognized the friends she had last seen 15 months earlier, 8,500 miles away. Ernest P. Walker, assistant director of the zoo, said the animal's behavior left no doubt that she was indeed Bimbo. Gibbons and other apes, he added, are noted for their memory. Here Bimbo puts a friendly headlock on Kenneth and gets ready to receive Roberta's greeting.