Koko the gorilla turned 44 years old this year. To celebrate, she got two kittens who seem to love her as much as she loves them!
Koko is the famous gorilla at a sanctuary near San Francisco . . . she knows over 1,000 different words in sign language, and understands about 2,000 words in English.
We first met her in 1984, after she asked for a kitten, and got one for her birthday. A photo of her holding it made the cover of “National Geographic“. She had a pet cat for 20 years who passed away from old age. After that, she got to visit with kittens a few times in 2010. But for her 44th birthday this year, she got two new ones she’ll get to keep as pets again.
Check out the video of her picking out her kittens on birthday back in July