It has been 32 years since Kirsty the Asian Elephant last saw her old friend, Peter Adamson, who was also her zookeeper. However, she has never forgotten him.
Kirsty who lived at Calderpark Zoo in Glasgow from the early 1970s until 1987 developed a close friendship with Peter, the keeper who was in charge of taking care of her.
The two then never saw each other again after Kirsty moved to Scotland.
However, Peter recently learned that Kirsty had moved to Germany after searching for her whereabouts online. The man later made a plan to visit her in Germany after he made contact with her zookeepers.
After three decades of being separated from each other, Peter finally got to reunite with his old friend Kirsty and it seemed that Kirsty recognized him as they shared a warm hug in their heartwarming reunion.
In their reunion, Peter stroked Kirsty’s trunk and the elephant gave a response by curling her trunk around him.
According to the British zookeeper, the reunion was a very emotional experience for him. “Of course, I was wondering if there was any truth to the phrase “elephants never forget,” he said.
“That she allowed me to get close and accepted me was a very emotional experience for me. I will always keep that memory in my heart.”
Kirsty was born in 1967 and lived at Calderpark Zoo before she moved to Chester in north-west England.
She then moved to Dublin from 1994 until she moved to Germany in 2005.
“After a colorful life with several moves around European zoos she has found her retirement retreat with us,” her current zookeepers said.
According to Peter, he would try to visit Kirsty as much as possible now that he knows where she lives.
Witness the heartwarming reunion here:
Credit: Daily Mail