Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C
# Take a Break
This gorilla and a kitten becoming best friends is beyond adorable

kokoflix / YouTube

KITTENS ARE PRETTY much the best birthday present you can get, even if you’re gorilla. In fact, especially if you’re a gorilla.

Koko celebrated her 44th birthday in July and was presented with a whole box full of them.

The gorilla is part of a 40 year study into interspecies communication and is known for learning American Sign Language.

But this video is less about interspecies communication and more about interspecies love.

Particularly love between Koko and one of the kittens called Ms. Gray. Koko picks the tiny feline out the box and the two try to figure each other out.

That is until Ms. Black comes along and tries to demand Koko’s attention.

But the giant ape only has eyes for Ms. Gray. She even uses sign language to ask her handlers to place the kitten on her head.

As you do.

kitty head

Read: Take a break and watch a tampon dressed as a pirate teach you about periods >

Read: This viral young fella really wants his mam to buy a bumper pack of maxi pads >

Your Voice
Readers Comments