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This Is What Happened When A Famous Gorilla Got A Box Full Of Kittens

Koko got her birthday wish. Not only did one kitten come to visit, but a whole litter. Koko fell in love with one, and another fell in love with her.

Koko the gorilla is famous for her incredible ability to communicate using sign language and for her love of cats, having fostered a few in the past. Now, on her 44th birthday, Koko is yet again starting up a new family.

Recently, Koko’s handler, Francine Patterson, brought over a box with a litter of kittens for the caring gorilla to meet and play with. She immediately fell in love with one of the tiny felines, and another refused to leave her side. At the end of the playdate, Koko was allowed to adopt the two kittens she bonded with so lovingly. Watch the beautiful introduction in this video.


I feel like Koko is my spirit animal. I also love kittens, but then again…who doesn’t?!