Koko the Gorilla Dies at 46

Koko the Gorilla

Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo on July 4, 1971; her full name was Hanabi-ko, Japanese for "fireworks child", in honor of her birthdate. "The gorilla was only a few years old when she made the gesture-sweeping a paw diagonally across her chest as if tracing a royal slash".

In the late 1990s, Koko participated in an online chat with thousands of people on AOL.

Koko appeared in several documentaries and twice in National Geographic in 1978 and 1985.

Another person posted: "At least Koko can finally be reunited with All Ball".

True stories of animal rescues Mon, November 14, 2016 Extraordinary cases were humans have saved animals, including the phenomenal gorilla c-section surgery. Koko has helped increase our understanding of animals' ability to communicate and to feel varied and intense emotions, so her contributions to science and mankind more broadly are invaluable. In 1976, she founded The Gorilla Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to protecting gorillas.

The Gorilla foundation plans to commemorate Koko's legacy into the future.

Her keepers said she understood some spoken English, too.

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That same year, Schroeder filmed her for the feature docu "Koko: A Talking Gorilla", which played in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

Koko and The Gorilla Foundation later moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains. Despite attempts by her keepers to introduce male partners, Koko never became a mother.

Koko and her longtime caretaker, Penny Patterson, are seen with a kitten.

She was widely promoted through appearances and the release of a picture book about her and a kitten that lived with her. We shared interspecies laughter.

In addition to these stars, Koko met many others who took the time to visit her.

Koko was also part of a lawsuit when two former caretakers said they had been fired to refusing to bare their breasts to the gorilla, who apparently loved nipples.

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