Damian Aspinall

Casino Owner/aspiring Songwriter/conservationist
Born May 24, 1960

John Damian Androcles Aspinall, is an English casino owner, aspiring songwriter and conservationist, notable for his raising and release of Kwibi, a zoo-bred Lowland Gorilla in Gabon. He is the son of Jane Gordon Hastings and John Victor Aspinall, zoo owner, gambler and founder of Aspers, and conservationist. Aspinall was educated at Millfield School, Somerset.… Read More

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  • Would You Let Your Toddler Play With A Gorilla?
    CBS News - Mar 14, 2015
  • Photos: James Middleton Steps Out With Rumored New Girlfriend
    Huffington Post - Apr 26, 2013
  • A Lifelong Friendship Between Man And Gorilla Global Animal
    Google News - Jul 15, 2011
  • Trudie Styler's Diary Evening Standard
    Google News - Jun 19, 2011


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1960 Birth Born in 1960.


1987 27 Years Old Damian Aspinall was married for 15 years from July 1987; his wedding to Louise Elizabeth Julia Sebag-Montefiore (b. 31 July 1962), daughter of Peter Geoffrey Edmund Nathaniel Sebag-Montefiore (b. 29 June 1929) and wife (m. 17 September 1960) Joanna Ethne Julia Poett, took place at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London. … Read More


2007 47 Years Old Until 2007 he was in a relationship with TV presenter Donna Air, the mother of his daughter Freya Aspinall (b. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old …  Aspinall tracked Kwibi in 2010 and the video of the reunion became widely viewed on YouTube.
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