Koko’s Kitten is the story of Koko, a gorilla, who longs to have a kitten as her “baby." Koko is able to communicate her loving feelings to her trainer, Dr. Patterson and the assistants through sign language. The kitten grows and one day gets hit by a car - this event upsets Koko but after some time, Koko gets another kitten to love and care for. (McGraw-Hill Open Court, 2002)
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