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WOODSIDE, Calif. — Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.
The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Source
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: FamCore
R. I. P. Koko - your story touched the lives of millions of people
Legends never die
Truly. I don't think she's finished teaching us everything we can learn about her and how higher intelligence functions.
originally posted by: slatesteam
This is a sad first day of summer in the primate world. Koko if I recall had a kitten that she named “All-ball”. It was the cutest damn thing to see this immense beast display significant and quantifiable intelligence, but what’s more was they depth and level of caring she showed for her kitten. Seeing that great baby kitty in these giant beast hands was such a powerful scene in terms of life. It was like the ultimate “Tiger nurses puppies” or “baby goats play with deer” videos.
Sleep well Koko, your lessons aren’t lost on this human