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Famed Gorilla Koko Befriends Kittens


Koko's language gifts are well documented. She understands more than 1,000 hand signs, and she knows some 2,000 spoken English words, as the Telegraph notes. Now the primate wordsmith has "has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her world," the Gorilla Foundation, which houses Koko, writes on its Youtube channel.

Koko now seems to be communicating through signs with her caregivers even more frequently than she was prior to meeting her new feline friends. Such two-way communication "can have significant benefits to both endangered free-living great apes and those in captive environments," the organization adds.
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I hope she does not try to eat the kitty for breakfast
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Re: Famed Gorilla Koko Befriends Kittens

Immediately thought about this scene from Family Guy. ''I knew eventually she would stop tearing them apart.''

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