Hanabiko “Koko” is a 44 years old female Gorilla who is popular worldwide for knowing 2000+ signs of hand language. Born at San Francisco Zoo, Koko spent most of her life in Woodside, California. Hanabiko is the name referred to her because of his date of birth 4th of July.
Koko expressed her feeling for having a pet back in 1984 and received a cat “All Ball”. Koko can express her feelings through 1000 “Gorilla Sign Language” signs. Koko on her 44th Birthday was presented with a number of kittens of which she have to choose 2. She selected 2 among them while other were adopted into good homes.
Here are some glimpse of the moment when Koko was choosing her new kittens.
Koko having a look at her new adopted friend
A box was given to koko to choose any 2 kittens
Koko saying the word “cat” using sign language
Koko saying the word “baby” using sign language
Koko signing “Put on head.”
Koko in a relaxing mode
Koko happy with her new friend