This gorilla had adopted a kitten. Then the human tells her the tragic news…

According to research, chimpanzees are the closest relatives of humans; and the next in line are gorillas. The genetic makeup of a gorilla is 98% similar to that of humans, so obviously some of their traits are common as well. They are one of the most intelligent animals on the planet and this video shows that they also have feelings like us.

The following footage is sort of old, but it still holds a lot of emotion. Koko the gorilla is famous all over the world for having learned a large number of hand signs from a modified version of American Sign Language. When she was desperate to be a mom, Koko adopted a pet kitten as her own. But then one day, her cat was killed in an accident. If anyone tells you animals don’t have emotions, just show them this moving video!

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