Aww! Koko the Gorilla adopts two kittens

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.  — Koko, the famous gorilla with a sign language vocabulary of more than 1,000 words, has fallen in love with a box full of kittens.

The Gorilla Foundation recently posted that Koko got the surprise for her 44th birthday. Video shows the gorilla cradling the kittens in her arms.

“Koko got her birthday wish this July 4th — not only did one kitten come to visit, but a whole litter,” according to the video’s YouTube description. “Koko fell in love with one, and the other fell in love with her. Koko has adopted these two kittens into her family, and it has energized her world.”

Koko has been in the news several times, including when she mourned Robin Williams’ death and when she “cried” during the sad part of a movie.