The Internet Remembers Koko, The Sign Language Gorilla Who Has Died At 46

Children who grew up in the ’80s have more than a passing familiarity with Koko, the western lowland gorilla who became world famous for becoming fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Sadly, Koko died on Tuesday at age 46. Koko is reported to have passed away in her sleep at the The Gorilla Foundation’s preserve in California’s Sana Cruz mountains where she lived.

Koko was born in 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo, but was first loaned to FrancinePenny” Patterson in 1974 for her...

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