Koko is a highly emotionally intelligent gorilla, and she’s never had a baby of her own.
For her 44th birthday, Koko got to meet these baby kittens! She took such gentle care when hugging her new pals because she already loved them very much.
She wanted to play with them right away!
She completely loves and cares for them as she would children of her own.
“Koko has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her world.”
The Gorilla Foundation hopes that footage and images of Koko playing with them will help people understand that these endangered creatures need our support to protect them.
For more information on conservation efforts and how to donate to the cause, visit Koko’s website. In the meantime, see how dearly she and the kittens love each other in the video below: