One of the zoos in California boasts that they have a gorilla named Coco, who surprised the whole world with her level of intelligence. She has been there since 1971. And during this time, she managed to participate in more than a dozen experiments conducted by American scientists studying the intellectual capabilities of monkeys. Scientists have managed to achieve good results.
Coco, for example, was taught sign language and she actively used it. When another individual broke her favorite toy, Coco in response, in sign language, showered her with insults. She also knew the designation of about 2 thousand English words.
But the gorilla suffered from the fact that she had no offspring. And when she saw other monkeys with babies, her eyes were filled with sadness. Therefore, the zoo management decided to make her an unusual gift for her 44th birthday – small cats.
The gorilla was beaming with joy. She took all the kittens in turn in her arms, wrapped them in her arms and caressed them. At first, many were afraid that Coco would inadvertently harm her kittens. But then everything calmed down, because the gorilla was very gentle with these crumbs.
According to the bright emotions of the gorilla, it becomes immediately clear that its level of intelligence is not much lower than human. As it turned out, big monkeys also love kittens. The gorilla has always been in awe of cats. Starting in 1984, she was periodically given kittens to raise.
Gorilla died in 2018, when she was 46 years old.