Koko the Gorilla Who Adores All Ball the Cat


This is another beautiful odd pair with a touching story behind it. Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten were best buddies. Koko adored All Ball. All Ball groomed, played and cuddled with her giant foster mother. They spent every second together.

However, one day Koko learned the hardest news when All Ball was run over on a logging road. Koko was so devastated that she expressed her sadness and grief to her trainer through Sign Language. She screamed the loss of her best friend and wept alone in her room after learning what happened to All Ball. The story was extremely touching. It gives us new insight into the depth of emotions that animals experience.

[Play below video to see Koko and All Ball]

Koko has been trained to read sign language by the The Gorilla Foundation and understand more than 1,000 signs in American Sign language and approximately 2,000 words of spoken English. Koko used her linguistic skills to show her trainer that she wanted to have a kitten. Her request was then granted which gave her her very best feline buddy, All Ball.

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4 Responses to “Koko the Gorilla Who Adores All Ball the Cat”

  1. ihavecat says:

    oh my goodness..i think i had heard about koko having a kitty but wow…..so touching…omg….

  2. lovemykitty says:

    ohh..soooo sad..:((

  3. Caitlin says:

    Aww. Heartbreaking for Koko!

  4. Fireshot says:

    I wonder if Koko is still alive or if she has passed on and met back up with her beloved first feline friend… I remember reading about her many years ago in a book.

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