Keeping a pet is something that separates humans from any other species in the world, however one primate became famous for her desire to own a kitten. Of course we’re talking about Koko, the gorilla.
Koko was born in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo and most of you know her name because of her ability to communicate with her care takers using sign language. Back in the 80s when she first wanted to adopt a pet, they gave her a lifelike stuffed animal and Koko was less then pleased with it. Now watch what happened when they gave her a litter of abandoned kittens to choose from.
The sad part of the story is that the reason Koko wants a pet is because she wants to be a mama but was never able to have a baby of her own. The way she takes care of these kittens as if they were her babies made me cry.