Thursday, June 21, 2018

RIP Koko

The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko

Woodside, CA Koko -- the gorilla known for her extraordinary mastery of sign language, and as the primary ambassador for her endangered species -- passed away yesterday morning in her sleep at the age of 46.

Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy.  She was beloved and will be deeply missed. ...

The foundation will continue to honor Koko’s legacy and advance our mission with ongoing projects including conservation efforts in Africa, the great ape sanctuary on Maui, and a sign language application featuring Koko for the benefit of both gorillas and children. ...

-- Press release from The Gorilla Foundation, 20 June 2018

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