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Washoe the Chimp
from tickld.com

This Is Why You Should Never Underestimate Animals. Mind-Blowing.

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from TheMetaPicture.com

We don’t speak the same language…

I know I don't usually Pin things like this on this Board, but I love stories like these for their ability to make us think.

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Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals
from TheMetaPicture.com

Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals

It's convenient to believe we have "dominion" over the animals. Makes it easier to slaughter them. Our arrogance has separated us from them and placed humanity over all the other creatures. What a crock.

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Why Teach American Sign Language to a Gorilla? - koko the gorilla - the gorilla foundation - animal cognition - primate learning

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Amazing Koko with her pet cat. She communicates in American Sign Language. She has a large vocabulary, and creates sentences, even inventing new ideas.

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Koko - Hanabiko 花火子 literally "fireworks child" with her caregiver Francine "Penny" Patterson, an American animal psychologist, teached the western lowland gorilla modified form of American Sign Language. Koko has mastered the "Gorilla Sign Language" (GSL) and understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English, in addition to the signs

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Koko the Orphaned gorilla child who was taught to speak sign language and communicate with humans . This is the sweet but heartbreaking tale of Koko and her pet kitten , All Ball who Koko named her self ~♛

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from The Atlantic

What Gorillas Can Teach Us About Being Human

What Koko the Sign-Language-Speaking Gorilla Can Teach Us About Being Human - The Atlantic

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Snowflake was an albino gorilla. He is the only known albino gorilla so far, and was the most popular resident of the Barcelona Zoo in Spain.

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