Koko the Gorilla - Koko Gorilla Facts
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Koko was born on July 4, 1971.
Koko is a famous gorilla who is able to understand more than 1000 signs based on American Sign Language. Koko also understands approximately 2000 words of spoken English. Koko is often referred as the "talking gorilla".
Koko was taught sign language as an experiment when she was a baby. Thirty-five years later, Koko is still signing today.
Koko is also famous for the heart-warming relationship she has with cats and kittens. A book has been written about this inspiring connection. This book is called Koko's Kitten.
Koko's greatest desire is to have a baby.
Facts About Koko the Gorilla
- Koko was born on July 4, 1971
- Koko's full name is Hanabi-Ko. This means "Fireworks Child" in Japanese.
- Koko's favourite color is red.
- Koko's favorite foods are nuts, gourmet tofu dishes, apples, corn-on-the-cob
- Koko has pet cats and kittens
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How Penny Taught Koko the Gorilla
Koko understands spoken English and has a vocabulary of over 1000 signs based on American Sign Language.
Dr. Penny Patterson has been working with Koko for over 30 years. Today, Penny and Koko continue to work together in one of the longest interspecies communication studies that has ever recorded.
Koko Can Paint!
Did you know that Koko is an artist? You can purchase one of Koko's paintings at KokoMart.
Want to help Koko save her species?
Shop at KokoMart for gorilla art, plush toys, posters and DVDs.
What is the Maui Ape Preserve?
The Gorilla Foundation is setting up a preserve for endangered gorillas on west Maui, Hawaii. This tropical climate is more suitable than the current location in California. The Maui Ape Preserve will include a private sanctuary on 70 acres of land. The gorillas will be able to socialize, forage and raise their children without any threat from hunters.