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Published:October 16th, 2015 11:07 EST

Koko the Gorilla Gets Kittens for Her Birthday: Video!

By Robert Paul Reyes

Koko got her birthday wish this July 4th  not only did one kitten come to visit, but a whole litter. Koko fell in love with one, and the other fell in love with her. Koko has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her world.

Not only have Koko`s maternal and play instincts kicked in, but she is signing more to her caregivers and generating new content everyday that can be used by The Gorilla Foundation to create empathy for great apes.

You can support The Gorilla Foundation mission of Conservation through Communication by visiting (thank you).


YouTube video description

What do you give a gorilla for her 44th birthday? When it`s Koko the world-famous sign language-speaking gorilla you give her kittens.

Koko immediately fell in love with the kittens, and they have become a part of her family.

Dude, you think kittens are for wimps? If a gruff gorilla can adopt a kitten, so can you, visit your local animal shelter where there are many kittens waiting for a forever home.

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