People: Apr. 15, 1985

Hearts broke across America with the news last Christmas that Koko, the "talking" gorilla, was mourning the death of her pet kitten. All-Ball, as Koko had named her, was a tailless cat who had lived at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif., for half a year before scampering out and into traffic. Koko, 13, who is said to have a sign-language vocabulary of about 500 words, indicated to a research associate that she wanted a replacement and picked out a drawing of a Manx, a rare breed with no tail. And now Koko has her wish, an orange male Manx kitten....

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