This July 4th, Koko got her birthday wish. Not only did one kitten come to visit, but a whole littler. Two special kittens grew so fond of Koko that Koko adopted them into her family.
Not only Koko’s maternal and play instincts kicked in, but she is signing more to her caregivers and generating new content everyday that can be used by The Gorilla Foundation to create empathy for great apes. This can serve as a significant benefit to both endangered free-living great apes and those in captivity, by encouraging the development of 2-way communication with their caregivers (which Koko has had since she was a baby).
The Gorilla Foundation is now working on a multimedia sequel to the classic book, “Koko’s Kitten,” which has already reached millions of children around the world, and has the power to motivate millions more to learn how to make the world a better place for all of its conscious inhabitants.