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Koko, the 45 year old, sign language speaking gorilla, is another aged celebrity who looks set to survive 2016. She already had a very healthy outlook on death when she answered this question at age 7. Koko, the 45 year old, sign language speaking gorilla, is another aged celebrity who looks set to survive 2016. She already had a very healthy outlook on death when she answered this question at age 7

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21 Heartwarming And Beautiful Facts About Mr. Rogers That Will Brighten Even The Crummiest Day

Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!

Never Underestimate The Intelligence Of Animals

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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After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made…

After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign language, was not happy with her caretaker Kat, who hadn’t visited for some time. However, when Kat told her that Washoe had recently lost her baby, Washoe indicated signs for grief. She even made…

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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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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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A tear-jerking new documentary tells how an orangutan was raised

The Ape Who Went To College documentary tells how orangutan became victim of his intelligence | Mail Online

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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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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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