Koko the Gorilla Gets a Special Birthday Surprise!

Oct 16, 2015 at 4:26 pm |

Friends Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Koko is no ordinary gorilla. Koko can communicate with her caregivers at the Gorilla Foundation in California using over 1,000 words in sign language. Koko’s favorite actor is Robin Williams — when she finally met him, she greeted him with excitement, recognizing his face from her favorite movie.

Koko has always loved kittens, but unfortunately her last kitten, All Ball, passed away when she left the enclosed area and was hit by a car. Koko was devastated. Her passion for kittens is well documented —  she’s the star of a children’s book, Koko’s Kitten, and even appeared on the cover of National Geographic holding one of her favorite kitties.

Koko recently celebrated her 44th birthday, and as a special surprise? Her caregivers gave her a box of kittens! Koko was so excited with her birthday gift, after hours of playing she was allowed to choose two to keep as her pets — Ms. Grey and Ms. Black.

Watch Koko celebrate her birthday with her adorable kittens below, and SHARE this video with your animal-lover friends!

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Koko just got a box full of adorable for her birthday, and she could NOT be more excited!