Ndume the gorilla celebrates birthday with presents, popcorn and vegan cake

Most folks know Koko the gorilla and her kittens. But do you know Ndume, Koko’s silverback companion?

When Ndume turned 34-years-old back on Oct. 10, Koko and everyone at The Gorilla Foundation – kittens included – helped him celebrate.

The organization just posted a video of the special day, which mostly involves food, food and more food. Also, presents. Lots of presents. So, pretty much how most folks like to spend their birthdays.


The Gorilla Foundation wrote this about the occasion on YouTube:

“Ndume got to enjoy some of his favorite foods, open presents from caregivers and Gorilla Foundation members, and play in his outdoor habitat, which was decorated with a dinosaur theme — selected and donated by a TGF member. Meanwhile, Koko relaxed indoors with Penny and kittens Ms. Gray and Ms. Black, and enjoyed her own favorite treats and presents. Importantly, Ndume’s new caregivers (behind the camera) got to learn more about his likes and dislikes, so they can adapt his diet and enrichment options to make everyday feel like a mini-birthday for both gorillas.”

Photos kokoflix/YouTube

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