18 years ago, Linda Koebner helped two laboratory chimps transition from a life behind bars back to having a normal and happy life. The two chimps, Doll and Swing had not seen Linda since the day she helped to transform their lives. When they are reunited for the first time, it’s hard not to shed a tear, it’s a truly magical and emotional moment.

After 18 years, chimpanzees Doll and Swing still recognize their old friend, Linda Koebner. From the award-winning film WISDOM OF THE WILD, this excerpt captures the emotional reunion between two former laboratory chimpanzees and the woman who helped them transition to a life without bars.

This is so emotional, that hug and embrace was just powerful!