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Family reunions can be rather awkward affairs. But these long-lost relatives were quick to break the ice in the warmest of ways ? with a great big bear hug.
Kesho the gorilla and his younger brother Alf had been apart for nearly three years after being sent to different zoos.
They were reunited this week in their new home in Longleat Safari Park and welcomed each other with open arms ? followed by shoulder squeezes, handshakes and the odd bit of brotherly rough and tumble.
The pair will now live together in a ?3million enclosure at the Wiltshire park.
Born at Dublin Zoo, they were separated when Kesho, 13, was sent to London Zoo to take part in a breeding programme.
The Monkees were dealt a blow earlier this year when the band?s lead singer, Davy Jones, died of a heart attack in February.
Now its surviving members are moving forward and will reunite for a U.S. tour. The band -- Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and historically reclusive member Mike Nesmith -- have announced that they will hit the road for an Evening with the Monkees, a 12-date trek this fall. It will be the first shows the three have performed together in 15 years.
The tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Escondido, Calif. and wraps Dec. 2 in New York. They will play the Greek Theatre on Nov. 10.
The Monkees soared to fame as America?s original boy band after successfully launching their own NBC television show in 1966. The made-for-TV band looked to capitalize on the infectious wave of Beatlemania following the Fab Four?s "A Hard Day's Night" film, and it worked. Despite the Monkees' origins, Monkeemania soon swept listerners, and at the group?s height, they were able to outsell the Beatles.