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Mirror Recognition by Gorilla (and Kitte

Mirror Recognition by Gorilla (and Kitte

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: July 19, 2004


Photographer: Ron Cohn

Koko loves to look at herself in the mirror, especially when she"s trying something on. In this case Koko uses a mirror (held by Dr. Penny Patterson) to see how her new kitten friend, Arana, looks perched on her back. Notice that Arana also seems to be looking at the mirror, but we don"t expect that she"s getting quite as much out of the experience.

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Mirror Recognition by Gorilla (and Kitte

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