Koko Passed Away

Koko died Tuesday in her sleep at age 46, The Gorilla Foundation said in a statement.

She was beloved and will be deeply missed.’ Koko was born on July 4, 1971 at the San Francisco Zoo and was named Hanabi-ko (Japanese for ‘Fireworks Child’). She quickly became famous after was taught sign language by Dr. Francine ‘Penny’ Patterson.

 

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I am so sad. May Koko enjoy herself in Animal Heaven where she will find many friends.

Sending love to Koko's spirit.

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“Koko’s capacity for language and empathy has opened the minds and hearts of millions,” said the Gorilla Foundation. “Her impact has been profound and what she has taught us about the emotional capacity of gorillas and their cognitive abilities will continue to shape the world.”

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May Koko be at peace.

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