Wildlife authorities helped bring Parry - who was too tame to go back to the wild on his own, especially since gorillas in that region are illegally hunted for their meat - to a sanctuary for individuals in the same troubling predicament.
Parry was brought to the Mefou Primate Sanctuary, run by Ape Action Africa, in early June. He lived in quarantine until he was strong and healthy enough to be able to meet the other gorillas.
Finally, this week, that moment came.
"After weeks of watching and waiting, Parry has finally met his new friend Chris," Ape Action Africa wrote on Facebook. "The two gorillas have been living in sight of each other since Parry was rescued in June, but were not able to meet until Parry had completed his quarantine period. Parry has been fascinated by Chris, offering him play gestures from afar."